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Change of use from large vacant retail unit to Use Class A3 café/restaurant in Westerhope (lpa - Newcastle City) FULL APPLICATION APPROVED despite neighbouring objection February 2017.
New roof terrace above existing two-storey rear offshoot with double access doors, roof alterations and screen surround to create high-level safe play-space for young family at maisonette property (lpa - London Borough of Wandsworth) PLANNING APPEAL AGAINST REFUSAL UPHELD & PERMISSION GRANTED February 2017.
Change of use from condition-restricted cafe to Use Class A3 cafe with ancillary takeaway products, with kitchen, servery & seating at ground floor level, ancillary storage at basement level, ancillary overflow/quiet seating area at first floor level and ancillary private meeting room & staff room at second floor level (lpa - Newcastle City) FULL APPLICATION APPROVED despite considerable local objection, after detailed negotiation and additional mitigation proposed February 2017.
Confirmation of lawful commencement of works under discharge of 3 year time limit condition for hot food takeaway approval (lpa - Sunderland City) DISCHARGE OF CONDITION APPROVED January 2017.
Variation of conditions to allow for pizza oven, chip fryer and modernised replacement ventilation system, with full permission for new flue run & new shopfront at existing vacant café/restaurant in Birtley (lpa - Gateshead MBC) FULL APPLICATION & CONDITION VARIATION BOTH APPROVED January 2017.
Construction of a loft conversion using a rear ‘L'-shaped dormer extension, including raising of roof ridge with two roof lights & veluxes to provide additional residential accommodation in Nunhead, London (lpa - London Borough of Southwark) PLANNING APPEAL AGAINST REFUSAL UPHELD & PERMISSION GRANTED January 2017.
Submission & discharge of conditions regarding coal mining risk assessments (with on-site boreholes) for two approved schemes to change of use of 2x vacant Tyneside flats to professional & financial services uses (lpa - Newcastle City) CONDITIONS DISCHARGES APPROVED December 2016.
Change of use and rear extension of existing property at upper floors to create nightclub in town centre (lpa - Gateshead MBC) RENEWAL APPLICATION APPROVED December 2016.
Installation of flue to existing commercial catering café unit at Four Lane Ends (lpa - Newcastle City) APPLICATION APPROVED, despite neighbour objection and local authority concern December 2016.
Appeal against unreasonable conditions (including car parking requirements) attached to approval for change of use of existing care home to a hotel at edge of Alnwick (lpa - Northumberland County) APPEAL UPHELD AND CONDITIONS VARIED December 2016.
Change of use from long vacant, double unit retail shop to a café/restaurant Use Class A3 with flue system detail in Colombia (lpa - Sunderland City) third attempt APPLICATION APPROVED (after previous refused application, previous dismissed appeal (but partial successful costs award against local authority), previous refused Prior Notification submission & previous refused PN appeal) November 2016.
Deletion of temporary condition on planning permission for use of unit as private hire taxi office near main-line rail station (lpa - Nottingham City) FULL PERMANENT PERMISSION GRANTED November 2016.
Change of use of existing ground floor A1 retail unit and part of existing A2 estate agents to Use Class C3 flat, change of use of part of existing A2 estate agents at first floor to Use Class C3 flat, new entrance to flat and new shop front in Hebburn (lpa - South Tyneside MB) PLANNING PERMISSION GRANTED November 2016.
Change of use of existing house (7 bedrooms) to Use Class C1 hotel use (7 bedrooms) in Arthur's Hill (lpa - Newcastle City) APPLICATION APPROVED, after submission of amended plans November 2016.
Huge two storey extension at side (trebling the floorspace) at isolated farm house south of Guisborough (lpa - Redcar & Cleveland BC) PLANNING APPEAL AGAINST REFUSAL UPHELD & PERMISSION GRANTED November 2016.
Revised retrospective application for change of use from care home (Use Class C2) to hotel (Use Class C1) and single storey rear extension (non retrospective) in Eaglescliffe (lpa - Stockton BC) APPLICATION APPROVED at planning committee despite 100s of neighbour and Councillor objections November 2016.
Change of use from vacant part of larger retail shop to a stand-alone hot food takeaway (Use Class A5) in Wallsend (lpa - North Tyneside) APPLICATION REFUSED, BUT PLANNING APPEAL UPHELD despite Council objection using emerging anti-HFTA policies November 2016.
Change of use of sub-unit part of existing ground floor shop (Use Class A1) to proposed cafe/restaurant (Use Class A3) including internal installation of extraction/ventilation system with new external roof extract cowl and roller shutter to shared bin store area in Bensham (lpa - Gateshead MBC) APPLICATION APPROVED, after previous HFTA application refused and appeal dismissed and various enforcement issues addressed October 2016.
Erection of single detached dwelling, out of settlement boundaries at Todhills (lpa - Durham County) APPLICATION APPROVED AT PLANNING COMMITTEE, despite officer recommendation for refusal September 2016.
PRESS NOTICE: Rachael Quinn has told local journalists that she is delighted that Councillors on the County Durham South & West Planning Committee took the arguments of her Planning Consultant on board and overwhelmingly voted to approve her single house scheme in Todhills; despite the officer recommendation to refuse. Dr Anton Lang MRTPI, who was her agent for the successful planning application added: 'In cases such as these, it is all about finding and presenting the relevant issues in a clear and understandable way, as well as making a persuasive case to the local Councillors. The site had previously had a farmhouse with associated structures on it for decades, right up until the 1980s. The foundations still remain visible at the surface to this very day. National planning policies can be utilised to encourage the use of such sites; i.e. those with a history of development or with old structures upon them. It is my job to assist the Planning Committee in coming to accord with my interpretation of the many policies and the various issues, despite the Planning Officer's recommendation. I'm over the moon for my client. This is a good news story all round.' Anton Lang Planning Services had previously had similar success, albeit at planning appeal, in Northumberland County.
WEBLINK TO REGIONAL PRESS ARTICLE 1: Woman's bid to stay in beloved hamlet of Todhills, near Spennymoor
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Change of use of part of existing school building to two residential properties with demolition of existing extensions & outbuildings and the erection of 20 dwellinghouses (Use Class C3) at Marley Hill (lpa - Gateshead) PLANNING SUPPORT STATEMENT COMPILED FOR LAND AGENT September 2016.
Change of use of first floor from dance centre/school to restaurant (Use Class A3) with installation of extraction flue to rear roof plane, new enclosed bin store to side (northern) elevation and rear roller-shutter to west elevation to alleyway in Heaton (lpa - Newcastle City) APPLICATION APPROVED August 2016.
Prior notification of permitted development under Schedule 2, Part 3, Paragraph C of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 (as amended) for change of use of part of existing ground floor only shop (Use Class A1) to proposed café/restaurant (use class A3) including internal installation of extraction/ventilation system with new high velocity extract cowl within existing chimney stack in Westerhope (lpa - Newcastle City) PLANNING APPEAL AGAINST PNPD REFUSAL UPHELD & PERMISSION GRANTED August 2016.
Submission & discharge of condition relating to extraction, fume & odour insulation / prevention for change of use of ground floor premises from vacant Use Class A1 Retail to hot food takeaway (Use Class A5) at Benton Road, Four Lane Ends (lpa - Newcastle City) PLANNING CONDITION DISCHARGED August 2016.
Planning support statement compiled for erection of a single, 2-storey, linked, dwelling house with revised car park layout & access (as associated with existing approval previously gained for 4x 2-storey, dwelling-houses) in Swalwell (lpa - Gateshead MB) APPLICATION APPROVED August 2016.
Change of use from very large retail shop store to A3 café with new smoking area (opening up flat roof), new mezzanine office, new kitchen, new customer toilets and other internal works with opening between 8am until midnight, 7 days a week opposite City Stadium in Heaton (lpa - Newcastle City) PLANNING APPEAL AGAINST REFUSAL UPHELD & PERMISSION GRANTED July 2016.
Lawful development certificate for existing use of first, second and third floors as six residential flats (Class C3) at listed building on Moseley Street (lpa - Newcastle City) CERTIFICATE GRANTED, after situation explained and evidence presented July 2016.
Lawful development certificate for use of land as paddock & grazing for horses with associated stables and storage sheds by virtue of 10 year rule (lpa - Newcastle City) CERTIFICATE GRANTED, after valid evidence adduced July 2016.
Lawful development certificate for existing use as two residential flats (Class C3) in Fenham (lpa - Newcastle City) CERTIFICATE GRANTED, after evidence presented July 2016.
Change of use from vacant sandwich bar shop (Use Class A1) to hot food takeaway (Use Class A5) in Fulwell (lpa - Sunderland City) APPLICATION APPROVED June 2016.
Change of use of 2x vacant Tyneside flats (Class C3) to professional & financial services uses (Class A2) with two-storey front & rear extensions and alterations to elevations including commercial frontages (lpa - Newcastle City) TWO APPLICATIONS (ADJOINING) APPROVED, despite initial negativity from case officer June 2016.
Submission & discharge of conditions relating to various matters (hard & soft landscaping, building details, tree protection, bat mitigation, fume extraction, archaeology etc.) for conversion and extension scheme for retail, flats & hot food takeaway approved at appeal in Throckley (lpa - Newcastle City) PLANNING CONDITIONS DISCHARGED in time for valid commencement April and June 2016.
Change of use from retail/wholesale fruit and vegetable suppliers to a mixed use of food catering and shop/cafe/restaurant/take-away (sui generis) and installation of two grills associated with internal extraction systems on southern elevation (lpa - Newcastle City) APPLICATION APPROVED after detailed submission of extraction equipment June 2016.
Change of use of ground floor from integral garages/storage use (ancillary to approved first-floor flats above) to two self-contained residential flats with associated elevational alterations to provide windows & doors in Goole (lpa - East Riding of Yorkshire) APPLICATION APPROVED after extended submissions regarding flood risk June 2016.
Single storey extensions to existing child's nursery to create new entrance and increase in floor space in Conservation Area in Egglescliff (lpa - Stockton BC) APPLICATION APPROVED June 2016.
Outline application for the erection of up to 30 dwellings (all matters reserved) outside of settlement boundaries adjoining Trimdon Village (lpa - Durham County) RE-SUBMISSION APPLICATION APPROVED (after first application refused) at Planning Committee May 2016.
Change of use of existing care home to a hotel at edge of Alnwick (lpa - Northumberland County) APPLICATION APPROVED (see also December 2016) May 2016.
Objection statement for private residential client against proposed scheme for new apartment blocks, new houses, with extensions & alterations at Westfield School, Gosforth (lpa - Newcastle City) APPLICATION WITHDRAWN May 2016.
Variation of Condition to allow for extended opening from 7am to 11pm (previously 8am to 6pm only, and no Sunday opening) at existing vacant café/restaurant in Birtley (lpa - Gateshead MBC) VARIATION APPROVED April 2016.
Prior notification of permitted development change of use from Retail Use Class A1 to Café/Restaurant Use Class A3 with flue system detail at corner shop in Jesmond (lpa - Newcastle City) SUBMISSION GRANTED twice, the latter with extended hours, despite initial Council resistance April 2016.
Submission & discharge of conditions relating to refuse storage, extraction, sound & odour insulation after appeal upheld for change of use of ground floor premises from kitchen showroom to hot food takeaway (Use Class A5) at Chillingham Road, Heaton (lpa - Newcastle City) PLANNING CONDITIONS DISCHARGED April 2016.
Asset of Community Value listing of Toad Hall Public House in Moorsholm (relevant authority - Redcar & Cleveland BC) ACV APPEAL AGAINST LISTING UPHELD AND ACV STATUS REPEALED March 2016.
Substitution of dwelling construction (complete re-build) & design for 2 plots/units of previously approved and lawfully commenced permission for conversion of existing agricultural building into 2 dwellings, demolition of remaining unstable structures, erection of 5 other new build dwellings in Kibblesworth (lpa - Gateshead MB) APPLICATION APPROVED, replacing a conversion scheme with a demolish and rebuild scheme March 2016.
Construction of a loft conversion using a rear L-shaped mansard roof extension with extended front slope, plus two roof lights to the front slope, to provide additional residential accommodation at dwelling-house in Brockley (lpa - London Borough of Southwark) PLANNING APPEAL AGAINST REFUSAL UPHELD & PERMISSION GRANTED February 2016.
Conversion of existing agricultural storage structure into dwelling with associated access, gardens/curtilage, and car parking spaces, outside of settlement boundaries, near Hurworth-on-Tees (lpa - Darlington Borough) APPLICATION APPROVED after written Planning Statement for architect agent February 2016.
Application, then appeal, under Section 73 of Town & Country Planning Act 1990 to delete the ‘holiday-let occupation only' condition to enable permanent residential occupation of a barn conversion dwelling in Easby, North Yorkshire (lpa - Hambleton District Council) PLANNING APPEAL AGAINST REFUSAL UPHELD & PERMISSION GRANTED February 2016.
Erection of detached house to rear of existing large property and creation of new access in Jesmond Dene Conservation Area (lpa - Newcastle City) PLANNING APPEAL AGAINST REFUSAL UPHELD & PERMISSION GRANTED despite Conservation Area concerns and large scale neighbour objection January 2016.
Confirmation of compliance with time restriction condition attached to 1988 planning permission for conversion of barns to form 3x holiday units & formation of swimming pool at large rural property near Chittlehamholt (lpa - North Devon) PLANNING CONDITION DISCHARGE & COMPLIANCE GRANTED January 2016.
Change of use from now vacant business centre to a hot food takeaway (Use Class A5) including full detail and specification of ventilation & extraction system in Pennywell (lpa - Sunderland City) APPLICATION APPROVED at Planning Committee after written and verbal presentations, despite neighbour objection, houses next door and Councillor concern December 2015.
Erection of new first floor level as residential (C3) flat above existing hot food takeaway and rerouting and enclosing of extraction flue (lpa - Gateshead MBC) APPLICATION APPROVED on basis of Planning Support Statement, despite existing catering use below December 2015.
Controversial change of use of last public house in village to dwellinghouse in Moorsholm (lpa - Redcar & Cleveland) PLANNING APPEAL AGAINST REFUSAL UPHELD despite Asset of Community Value (ACV) listing, neighbour and Councillor objections December 2015.
Change of use of part of existing dwelling to create new hot food takeaway with new shop-frontage, demolition of out-buildings to rear of site, erection of single-storey rear extension, and, new ground-floor rear access to existing first floor residential accommodation (lpa - City of York) RE-APPLICATION APPROVED on basis of Planning Support Statement December 2015.
Erection of a single-storey, 3-bed bungalow (Use Class C3) to rear of existing property with shared access and erection of single garage for host property, utilising ‘permitted development fall-back' position gained by swimming pool in September 2015 as below (lpa - Gateshead MBC) APPLICATION APPROVED on basis of Planning Support Statement, despite neighbour objection and Area of Special Character status November 2015.
Change of use of first floor level (with entrance and stairs up at ground floor) to a single residential flat from previous use as store/staff room ancillary to bakery/commercial catering use below (lpa - Gateshead MBC) APPLICATION APPROVED on basis of Planning Support Statement November 2015.
Prior notification of permitted development change of use of barn from agricultural use to new residential use under permitted development GPDO Class MB (now Class Q) as creation of one, 3-bedroom, single-storey Use Class C3 residential unit, despite lengthy & vindictive neighbours' objections campaigns and Council refusal, at large rural property near Chittlehamholt (lpa - North Devon) PNPD PLANNING APPEAL UPHELD November 2015.
Large, rear box dormer (with side and rear extensions) in Whitley Bay refused, after strong design and policy level objections, but with no regard given by Council to the ‘permitted development' fall-back position (lpa - North Tyneside) PLANNING APPEAL AGAINST UNREASONABLE REFUSAL UPHELD & FULL COSTS AWARDED AGAINST COUNCIL November 2015.
Change of use of ground floor premises from kitchen showroom to hot food takeaway (Use Class A5) and installation of flue at Chillingham Road, Heaton (lpa - Newcastle City) PLANNING APPEAL AGAINST REFUSAL UPHELD November 2015.
Outline application for up to 30 dwellings on a greenfield site beyond settlement boundaries in Trimdon (lpa - Durham County) PLANNING PERMISSION GRANTED at Planning Committee despite previous refusal October 2015.
Variation and deletion of various onerous conditions to enable continued operation of hot food takeaway (Use Class A5) under new owners with new extraction system and opening hours allowed from 8am to 3am every day in Ashington (lpa - Northumberland County) PLANNING PERMISSION GRANTED after detailed submissions made October 2015.
Certificate of lawful development (LDC) for use of a property as a 6-bedroom Use Class C4 House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) in Heaton in Article 4 Designated Area (lpa - Newcastle City) PLANNING LDC GRANTED on basis of submissios made October 2015.
Controversial front boundary wall & high railings treatment at unique, ‘Tudorbeathan' character house in Monkseaton Conservation Area, refused by local authority after strong Conservation Officer objection (lpa - North Tyneside) PLANNING APPEAL AGAINST REFUSAL UPHELD & PERMISSION GRANTED October 2015.
Certificate of lawful development (LDC) for ‘the provision within the curtilage of the dwellinghouse of a building required for purposes incidental to the enjoyment of the dwellinghouse' (being a large 200sqm rear outbuilding containing a 12m x 5m swimming pool) in Broom Lane / Whaggs Lane Area of Special Character in Whickham , submission refused by Council, (lpa - Gateshead MBC) see also November 2015, PLANNING LDC APPEAL UPHELD AGAINST COUNCIL REFUSAL on basis of extend case law arguments September 2015.
Contested scheme including amendments to front porch, a two-storey extension to side to be flush with existing building (against design guidance) and the addition of velux windows to the front and rear elevations at dwelling-house in Woodford (lpa - London Borough of Redbridge) PLANNING APPEAL AGAINST REFUSAL UPHELD & PERMISSION GRANTED August 2015.
Application under Section 73 Town & Country Planning Act 1990 to vary a condition on a planning permission to allow for continued use as taxi office beyond temporary permission (lpa - Nottingham City) PLANNING PERMISSION GRANTED July 2015.
Certificate of lawfulness (LDC) demonstrating that a dwellinghouse has been subdivided into two residential flats and has been in use as such for a continuous period of 4 years so is lawful in Yarm (lpa - Stockton MBC) PLANNING LDC GRANTED on basis of submissions made July 2015.
Demolition of bungalow and erection of dwellinghouse, with onerous conditions including removal of permitted development rights in Whickham (lpa - Gateshead MBC) PLANNING APPEAL AGAINST CONDITIONS UPHELD AGAINST COUNCIL to developer's satisfaction July 2015.
Submission of details of the equipment for the extraction of fumes and odours for fish & chip shop with both frying range & canopy systems to comply with conditions on permission previously achieved for change of use to hot food take-away with Sunday opening in Westerhope (lpa - Newcastle City) CONDITIONS DISCHARGED & PLANNING PERMISSION GRANTED July 2015.
Objection Statement against demolition of existing bungalow and replacement with much larger new bungalow in Blaydon (lpa - Gateshead) SUCCESS AS APPLICATION WITHDRAWN so client satisfied June 2016.
Change of use from Retail Use Class A1 shop to hot food take-away (Use Class A5) and installation of high velocity cowl to side of existing chimney stack in Westerhope (lpa - Newcastle City) PLANNING PERMISSION GRANTED June 2015.
Demolition of existing helicopter, vehicle storage & maintenance hanger and erection of a terrace of seven 2-storey, 2-bedroom dwelling-houses with associated access, car parking, visitor parking and play & open space area on site outside of settlement boundaries, near Wardley (lpa - South Tyneside) PLANNING PERMISSION GRANTED despite isolated location, after full case argued June 2015.
Change of use from vacant residential unit (Use Class C3) with east side garage and retail shop unit (Use Class A1) with west side store: to retain Use Class A1 (barbers) in former butchers unit and in west side store; to change to Use Class A1 (watch, jewellery, phone sales & repairs) in former residential property ground floor and first floor; and, retain previously approved hot food take-away (Use Class A5) in east side garage unit; with frontage alterations and installation of high velocity cowl on top of existing chimney stack in Westerhope (lpa - Newcastle City) PLANNING PERMISSION GRANTED June 2015.
Erection of controversial long rear extension on Victorian terraced house on Durham Road (lpa - Gateshead MBC) PLANNING PERMISSION GRANTED despite very negative pre-application advice, after full case argued June 2015.
Retrospective siting of two steel containers at manufacturing complex in residential area in Ilford Rd refused by local authority after strong case officer and neighbours objection (lpa - Newcastle City) PLANNING APPEAL AGAINST REFUSAL UPHELD & PERMISSION GRANTED May 2015.
Erection of store extension to side at manufacturing complex in residential area in Ilford Rd refused by local authority after strong case officer and neighbours objection (lpa - Newcastle City) PLANNING APPEAL AGAINST REFUSAL UPHELD & PERMISSION GRANTED May 2015.
Change of use from existing industrial unit on Team Valley Trading Estate to Headquarters, Administration & Call Centre Offices for Private Vehicle Hire & Taxi Operation (Dean Taxis), with Vehicle Servicing, Valet, Storage & Maintenance (lpa - Gateshead MBC) PLANNING PERMISSION GRANTED despite industrial retention policy issues, after full case argued May 2015.
Large two-storey extension to the north side of existing two-storey dwelling to provide a garage on the ground floor and on the first floor additional bedroom and bathroom accommodation, single-storey extension to the west side to form an entrance lobby and associated internal alterations with controversial dormer windows in Beadnell (lpa - Northumberland) APPLICATION APPROVED on basis of Planning Support Statement supplied to architect agent April 2015.
Change of use of ground floor from Use Class A2 to mixed use hot food takeaway (Use Class A5) / restaurant (Use Class A3) with ancillary seating, erection of single-storey rear extension, installation of high velocity flue and cowl to rear and installation of new shop front along West Road (lpa - Newcastle City) APPLICATION APPROVED on basis of Planning Support Statement April 2015.
Change of use from Use Class B1 office to Use Class D1 non-residential institution (school) across whole of 12-floor office block at Tynegate Precinct (lpa - Gateshead) APPLICATION APPROVED April 2015.
Change of use of first floor from existing office use (Use Class B1) to call-centre for private vehicle hire operation (Blueline Taxis) in Walkergate (lpa - Newcastle City) APPLICATION APPROVED on basis of Planning Support Statement despite extended neighbour objection April 2015.
Conversion of existing rear garden garage into a two-bedroom house, demolition of existing timber-framed shed element, and, erection of adjoining orangery in Prestwick (lpa - Northumberland County, former Castle Morpeth Borough) APPEAL UPHELD OF RESUBMITTED APPLICATION with NPPF Paragraphs 55 & 90 arguments raised March 2015.
Construction of a single new 3-bedroom dormer bungalow dwelling within curtilage of existing bungalow dwelling despite adverse pre-application advice and neighbour objection in Swarland (lpa - Northumberland County, former Alnwick District) APPLICATION APPROVED on basis of Planning Support Statement following negotiation and amendments February 2015.
Change of use of existing golf shop (only ancillary to golf driving range) to individual farm shop with single-storey extension to existing floorspace in Castlelevington (lpa - Stockton mbc) APPLICATION APPROVED on basis of Planning Support Statement following detailed submission and explanations to justify out-of-centre location January 2015.
Demolition of existing structures at builder's yard, erection of 4 semi-detached, 3-bedroom, 2-storey, dwelling-houses, with new access and 5 on-site car parking spaces on very tight site with waterway on site & railway viaduct close by, in Swalwell (lpa - Gateshead) APPLICATION APPROVED on basis of Planning Support Statement January 2015.
Proposed large residential dwelling extension scheme (to construct two-storey & single-storey side and rear extensions; erection of sun-lounge, new balconies, windows and doorway to existing front elevation and new timber gates) as revision of previously-approved schemes in Cleadon Conservation Area (lpa - South Tyneside) APPLICATION APPROVED despite extended neighbour objection and after Planning Committee Presentation December 2014.
Installation of twin-wall-insulated vertical biomass steel flue to rear elevation of flat-roof part of existing building and erection of timber/metal hopper storage structure in rear yard in Low Fell Conservation Area (lpa - Gateshead) APPLICATION APPROVED December 2014.
Extension of existing two-bedroom house by additional front projection onto existing front projection to create an additional bedroom and a new bathroom beyond Council Design Guidance limits and with adverse pre-application advice (lpa - Northumberland County) APPLICATION APPROVED on basis of Planning Support Statement December 2014.
Change of use of commercial car servicing unit to hot food take-away (Use Class A5) with frontage alterations, creation of bin store and access doorway and installation of high velocity cowl through roof at rear of existing unit in Westerhope (lpa - Newcastle City) PLANNING PERMISSION GRANTED, with extended opening hours and after three versions of decision notice November 2014.
Erection of sunroom and utility extension to rear and first floor bedroom/ensuite and balcony over existing garage to side (retrospective) in Fenham (lpa - Newcastle City) PLANNING APPEAL WON & PERMISSION GRANTED, despite years of uncertainty November 2014.
Submission of details of a Management Plan to comply with conditions of permission for change of use of first and second floors from flat in multiple occupation (Class C4) to sui generis hostel use providing no element of care (lpa - Newcastle City) CONDITIONS DISCHARGED November 2014.
Change of use of existing town centre retail unit (A1) at ground floor to create student bar / pub Use Class A4 Drinking Establishment (lpa - Gateshead) APPLICATION APPROVED, despite huge neighbour objection and Police concerns November 2014.
Change of use of ground floor from existing bakery & shop to a mixed use of hot food takeaway & restaurant with single-storey rear extension, elevational and internal alterations including new brick-shrouded extraction vent and external seating area in Tynemouth (lpa - North Tyneside) APPLICATION APPROVED despite neighbour and councillor concerted objection, on basis of supplied Planning Support Statement October 2014.
Conversion of office accommodation (Class A2) and erection of two-storey extension to rear and first floor extension to side to form cafe/restaurant (Class A3) and 3-bed flat (Class C3), erection of extract flue to rear (lpa - Newcastle City) PLANNING CONDITIONS VARIED, OPENING HOURS EXTENDED, despite previous restrictive control September 2014.
New car park on vacant, former church site in Hardwick (lpa - Stockton MBC) PLANNING APPEAL AGAINST UNREASONABLE REFUSAL UPHELD & FULL COSTS AWARDED AGAINST COUNCIL August 2014.
Erection of six headstone-style inscribed stones in front garden (retrospective) in Low Teams (lpa - Gateshead) PLANNING APPEAL AGAINST UNREASONABLE CONDITIONS UPHELD & FULL COSTS AWARDED AGAINST COUNCIL August 2014.
Change of use of a single two-storey Use Class C3 dwellinghouse back into a pair of Use Class C3 Tyneside flats (1 x 2-bed on lower on ground floor & 1 x 3-bed upper on first & loft levels) with alterations to elevations, loft conversion and two-storey rear extension and rear staircase in Heaton (lpa - Newcastle City) APPLICATION APPROVED despite adverse pre-application advice on basis of Planning Support Statement August 2014.
Erection of a double-fronted, 2-storey, detached, 5-bedroom mansion on existing hardstanding tennis court, curtilage land to east side of existing large residential property in Hurworth Conservation Area (lpa - Darlington Borough) APPEAL UPHELD, PERMISSION GRANTED following detailed lpa refusal on various grounds and resident objections August 2014.
Erection of large, rear, box dormer and front roof lights to house in Birtley (lpa - Gateshead) LAWFUL DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE APPEAL & COSTS CLAIM, Council settle costs claim in full and issue LDC permission on basis of appeal arguments raised July 2014.
Change of use of existing retail bakery unit (Use Class A1) with existing side extraction flue to hot food takeaway (Use Class A5) in Low Fell Conservation Area (lpa - Gateshead) APPLICATION APPROVED, despite neighbour objection June 2014.
Erection of a modern-styled, bespoke design, two-storey, three-bedroom, dwelling house structure with integral one-bedroom granny-flat annex to ground floor, integral double garage, rear balcony at first floor and hardstandings, with new vehicular access and replacement tree planting (lpa - Northumberland County) RESUBMISSION APPLICATION APPROVED on basis of Planning Support Statement June 2014.
Refurbishment, change of use and extension of derelict ice cream factory to create 7 retail units (Use Class A1) and 1 hot food take-away unit (Use Class A5) with new frontages & openings and indicative extraction flue shown; and, construction of new first floor level to create 4 residential flats (2-bedroomed); and, formation of new car parking area and accesses in Grangetown, Teesside (lpa - Redcar & Cleveland) APPEAL UPHELD, PERMISSION GRANTED following detailed lpa refusal on various grounds, including sequential assessment issues, Police and resident objections May 2014.
Change of use to hot food take-away (Use Class A5) with ancillary seating (to open partly as a cafe during the daytime) and indicative flue run in Houghton-le-Spring (lpa - Sunderland City) APPLICATION APPROVED May 2014.
Detailed formal objection compiled to erection of a large two-storey dwelling in grounds of large mansion in Gubeon / Tranwell Woods (lpa - Northumberland County) APPLICATION REFUSED as required May 2014.
Change of use to hot food takeaway (Use Class A5) with indicative flue run internally to exit near ridge of roof on Sea Road (lpa - Sunderland City) APPLICATION APPROVED April 2014.
Change of use and conversion of upper floors of public house from one 3/4-bedroom residential flat to three 1-bedroom residential flats across two levels and new dormer window (lpa - Gateshead) APPLICATION APPROVED April 2014.
Change of use of part of existing single-storey retail unit into hot food takeaway (Use Class A5) and rear, infill, single-storey, flat-roof extension; retaining the retail operation to the northern part of the site in Cochrane Park (lpa - Newcastle City) RESUBMISSION APPLICATION APPROVED April 2014.
Change of use from shop (Use Class A1 Retail) to hot food takeaway (Use Class A5) with installation of high velocity cowl on chimney stack (indicative) in Hetton-le-Hole (lpa - Sunderland City) RESUBMITTED APPLICATION APPROVED (controlled hours) despite previous refusal March 2013.
Change of use of first floor to a function room/suite use (sui generis) with external alteration to create wider new entrance to side elevation and variation to previously-approved opening hours, capacity and noise insulation controls in Benwell (lpa - Newcastle City) RESUBMITTED APPLICATION ALSO APPROVED March 2014.
Change of use of existing town centre property at ground floor to create hot food takeaway under 24-hour opening (lpa - Gateshead) APPLICATION APPROVED, despite many neighbour objection and Police concerns March 2014.
Erection of fences on open land, appeal made under Section 195 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 as amended by the Planning and Compensation Act 1991 against a refusal to grant a Certificate of Lawful Use or Development (lpa - Gateshead) LAWFUL DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE APPEAL UPHELD & FULL COSTS CLAIM AWARDED AGAINST COUNCIL February 2014.
Change of use of existing retail unit (Use Class A1) to hot food take-away (Use Class A5) at Hillheads Shopping Centre, Chapel House Estate (lpa - Newcastle City) PLANNING APPEAL WON & PERMISSION GRANTED, despite refusal to different agent February 2014.
Lawful existing use of dwelling under Use Class C4 HMO House in Multiple Occupation in Jesmond (lpa - Newcastle City) evidence confirmed, LAWFUL DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE issued February 2014.
Change of use to hot food takeaway (Use Class A5) at ground floor vacant tanning shop (lpa - Sunderland City) APPLICATION APPROVED despite residential uses upper floors January 2014.
Change of use and rear extension of existing property at first & second floors to create nightclub; previously approved as 24-hour town centre restaurant (lpa - Gateshead) APPLICATION APPROVED AT SECOND PLANNING COMMITTEE, despite huge neighbour objection and Police concerns December 2013.
Change of use of first and second floor of unoccupied house in multiple occupation (HMO) to hostel use in Byker (lpa - Newcastle City) APPLICATION APPROVED December 2013.
Residential loft conversion by converting a London (butterfly) roof to a mansard roof to create new level (lpa - London Borough of Hackney) PLANNING APPEAL UPHELD, PERMISSION GRANTED December 2013.
Corporate complaint regarding neighbouring authority appeal touting by out-sourced Council (lpa - North Tyneside) COMPLAINT UPHELD & PRACTICE ADDRESSED November 2013.
Variation of plan suite & materials conditions to allow for clay roof tile instead of slate at new huge, mansion house at Clifton (lpa - Northumberland County) APPEAL UPHELD, PERMISSION GRANTED following unreasonable lpa refusal and inane resident objections November 2013.
Revised application for the erection of a side-land, detached, two-storey dwelling-house after demolition of existing detached garage (lpa - Stockton) APPEAL UPHELD, PERMISSION GRANTED despite lpa refusal and numerous neighbour objections November 2013.
Change of use of land to equestrian & erection of stables at High Hesleden, fully argued re-submission (lpa - Durham County Council) second APPLICATION APPROVED WITHOUT RECOURSE TO PLANNING COMMITTEE despite previous refusal November 2013.
Submission of sites for consideration in Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) in Swarland area (lpa - Northumberland) November 2013.
Erection of dwelling in sideland area of dwelling in Snaith, Goole (lpa - East Riding) application and appeal submitted after 7 (yes, seven) previously refused applications, a dismissed appeal and a refusal to validate further re-submissions (all prior to my involvement) APPEAL UPHELD, PERMISSION GRANTED despite lpa refusal and adverse neighbour and councillor responses November 2013.
Outline planning consent for development of a 350-dwelling retirement village with a 100-bed care home including related leisure and social facilities and infrastructure at Mount Leven (lpa - Stockton) EXPERT WITNESS FOR APPELLANT, INQUIRY PROOF OF EVIDENCE SUBMITTED & VERBAL REPRESENTATION MADE AT PLANNING COMMITTEE FOR RESUBMITTED SCHEME LEADING TO PLANNING COMMITTEE APPROVAL AGAINST OFFICER RECOMMENDATION - PLANNING PERMISSION GRANTED in face of 24 other speakers and huge local opposition October 2013.
Barn conversion & new dwelling scheme at Old Cassop (lpa - Durham County) APPOINTED TO ASSIST & FORMULATE FORMAL PLANNING OBJECTIONS TO THE SCHEME leading to large scale alterations October 2013.
Large scale extension to bungalow to double floorspace and create second floor (lpa - Stockton) APPOINTED TO ASSIST WITH PLANNING COMMITTEE PRESENTATION & SPEECH leading to PLANNING APPROVAL October 2013.
Change of use to hot food takeaway unit at Wideopen (lpa - North Tyneside) APPLICATION APPROVED, PERMISSION GRANTED despite adverse neighbour comment September 2013.
Lawful development certificate for alterations to rear roof to form bathroom by virtue of extension upwards on rear off-shoot (lpa - London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham) LDC APPEAL UPHELD, CERTIFICATE GRANTED & FULL COSTS AWARDED TO APPELLANTS despite lpa refusal September 2013.
Change of use and conversion of upper floors of public house from one 4-bedroom residential flat to four 1-bedroom residential flats across two levels with loft conversion and dormer window to rear in Wrekenton (lpa - Gateshead) APPLICATION APPROVED WITHOUT RECOURSE TO PLANNING COMMITTEE despite failed application previously and various planning & noise issues September 2013.
Change of use to hot food takeaway at High St, Yarm (lpa - Stockton) APPLICATION APPROVED, PERMISSION GRANTED September 2013.
Erection of a terrace of 8 two-storey dwelling houses with associated accesses, hardstandings, boundary enclosures, gardens, amenity spaces and 12 car parking spaces at Clousden Hill, Forest Hall (lpa - North Tyneside) APPLICATION APPROVED WITHOUT RECOURSE TO PLANNING COMMITTEE despite various planning, access, noise & ecological issues September 2013.
Submission of details to discharge extraction & ventilation condition at approved hot food takeaway unit at Dudley (lpa - North Tyneside) CONDITION DISCHARGE GRANTED August 2013.
Change of use of existing, empty, two-storey A1 retail unit to A2 professional & financial services unit as an estates agency with sales at ground floor and with ancillary offices and meeting rooms above at High St, Gosforth (lpa - Newcastle City) APPLICATION APPROVED despite various policy conflicts August 2013.
Expansion of Aga cooker sales & servicing operation on Team Valley Trading Estate into adjoining unit (lpa - Gateshead) SUPPORT STATEMENT & JUSTIFICATION ASSISTING WITH APPROVAL against a slew of employment only policies August 2013.
Change of use from residential unit (Class C3) and shop unit (Class A1) to hot food take-away (Class A5) and offices (Class A2) with frontage alterations and installation of high velocity cowl on existing chimney stack at Westerhope (lpa - Newcastle City) APPLICATION APPROVED, PERMISSION GRANTED despite adverse pre-application comment August 2013.
Extension of opening hours of fish & chip shop hot food takeaway through variation of restrictive condition to allow for 7am (9am Sundays) to 11pm opening (lpa - Newcastle City) VARIATION GRANTED BY COUNCIL despite previous restrictions and opposition August 2013.
Erection of backland bungalow to rear of existing host property in Broom Lane / Whaggs Lane Whickham Area of Special Character (lpa - Gateshead) two schemes granted, the latter much larger APPLICATIONS APPROVED WITHOUT RECOURSE TO PLANNING COMMITTEE despite previous adverse comment from council and neighbour objection April 2013 & August 2013.
Large-scale entrance level change and alteration of shop-front including metal-stairs and railings with alterations to residential basement flat below in Conservation Area (lpa - London Borough of Camden) ENFORCEMENT NOTICE APPEAL UPHELD, NOTICE QUASHED & PLANNING PERMISSION GRANTED despite strong Conservation & Heritage Officer objection July 2013.
Removal of opening hours condition application to allow for proposed town centre restaurant to open for 24 hours a day (lpa - Gateshead) CONDITION DELETED July 2013.
Application under Section 73 of Town & Country Planning Act 1990 to delete restrictive planning condition to enable permanent residential occupation of a previous holiday home only dwelling (lpa - Northumberland County) DELETION GRANTED after reasoned argument made July 2013.
Change of use from seven bedroom terraced house to a house of multiple occupancy HMO with eight bedrooms (lpa - North Tyneside MBC) APPEAL UPHELD, PERMISSION GRANTED following lpa refusal and adverse highways comments July 2013.
Change of use to hot food takeaway (Use Class A5) at High Pit, Cramlington (lpa - Northumberland County) APPEAL UPHELD, PERMISSION GRANTED following previous lpa refusals and adverse amenity issues July 2013.
Conversion of large structure from mixed ground-floor retail (Class A1) and ground-floor and first-floor residential (Class C3) to ground floor retail unit (Class A1) and ground floor hot-food takeaway unit (Class A5) with flue venting at above eaves roof-level and single-storey extension to rear to create staff/storeroom; installation of rooflights to rear to extend existing residential unit (Class C3) at first and second floor; erection of a two-storey extension to rear, following demolition of existing extensions, to create staff/storeroom for the proposed retail unit and the creation of 2 residential dwellings (Class C3); associated hardstandings and car parking to rear for customers, staff and residents (lpa - Newcastle City) APPEAL UPHELD, PERMISSION GRANTED following previous lpa refusal and adverse amenity issues June 2013.
Lawful Development Certificate for proposed use as a children's nursery (Use Class D1) at former Central High School, Gosforth (lpa - Newcastle City) CERTIFICATE GRANTED with surprisingly minimal fuss June 2013.
Listed building consent and planning application for controversial and previously-refused demolition of rear off-shot and staircase and erection of modern extension to rear with external staircase to create additional bedroom/study at ground floor and cycle store/workshop to basement and erection of railings and gate at a Listed Building dwelling-house in Summerhill Conservation Area (lpa - Newcastle City) APPLICATION APPROVED despite continual (unreasonable) adverse comment from Conservation & Heritage Officers June 2013.
Replacement frontage treatments including two new shop-fronts, each with externally-boxed at fascia level, part-perforated roller shutters at former public house in Ludworth (lpa - Durham County) APPLICATION APPROVED despite continual (unreasonable) adverse comment from neighbours May 2013.
Change of use to individual hot food takeaway unit at Westerhope (lpa - Newcastle City) APPLICATION APPROVED, PERMISSION GRANTED despite adverse pre-application comment May 2013.
Installation of new frontages at former Martha's Bar (now Livello), Quayside in Central Conservation Area (lpa - Newcastle City) APPEAL UPHELD, PERMISSION GRANTED following lpa refusal and adverse Conservation & Heritage Officers' comments May 2013.
Submission of details to discharge extraction & ventilation condition at appeal approved hot food takeaway unit at Four Lane Ends (lpa - Newcastle City) CONDITION DISCHARGE GRANTED April 2013.
Erection of single-storey pitched roof rear extension and internal alterations to result in 6 flats (4 existing) with associated access, hardstandings and new car parking provision in Egglescliffe (lpa - Stockton) PERMISSION GRANTED April 2013.
Combination of two vacant units and change of use to hot food takeaway with extension of existing vertical rear flue to incorporate high velocity cowl at Hylton Road (lpa - Sunderland) APPLICATION APPROVED, PERMISSION GRANTED despite previous dismissed enforcement notice appeal April 2013.
Conversion of dilapidated barn outside of settlement boundary in Whitchurch Village (lpa - Bristol City) APPLICATION SUPPORT APPRAISAL & STATEMENT March 2013.
Discharge of conditions regards to noise/sound attenuation and open space & children's play space provision for conversion to flat scheme at Coatsworth (lpa - Gateshead) CONDITIONS DISCHARGED after long and detailed negotiation, appeal success and unilateral undertaking submission March 2013.
Change of use to hot food takeaway (Use Class A5) at Bolden Colliery (lpa - South Tyneside) APPEAL UPHELD, PERMISSION GRANTED following previous lpa refusal and adverse amenity issues March 2013.
Full application for the erection of a terrace of 7, three-storey, three-bedroom dwelling-houses with 1.8 metre high boundary fencing to rear curtilages and formation of associated accesses at awkwardly configured site in Blaydon (lpa - Gateshead) APPLICATION APPROVED, PERMISSION GRANTED AT PLANNING COMMITTEE despite previous refusal for a single house, large amount of neighbour & councillor objection and complex land ownership and rights issues March 2013.
Change of use of a large detached property from a vacant care home to student multi-occupation accommodation (HMO) at Rock Lodge (lpa - Sunderland) APPEAL UPHELD, PERMISSION GRANTED AND FULL COSTS AWARDED AGAINST THE COUNCIL following lpa refusal and adverse neighbour and councillor responses February 2013.
Change of use from shop to hot food takeaway (Class A5) with indicative provision of extract flue to rear elevation in Dudley (lpa - North Tyneside) PERMISSION GRANTED despite adverse pre-application comment from same officer February 2013.
Certificate of Lawfulness for use of existing structure and adjoining land for ongoing mixed uses, including and also: the sale, repair, overhaul, assembly, maintenance, and storage of: cars; vans; caravans; motor-homes; motor-cycles; trailers, helicopters; aircraft; other vehicles; parts & accessories for the above; and helicopter take-off/landing at Wardley (lpa - South Tyneside) CERTIFICATE GRANTED to assist with sale February 2013.
Change of use from tanning salon to hot food takeaway (Class A5) with indicative provision of extract flue to rear elevation in Hendon (lpa - Sunderland City) PERMISSION GRANTED despite previous refusal of use by local authority February 2013.
Erection of bedroom and en-suite over garage to side and garage to front, larger scheme (lpa - Newcastle City) APPEAL UPHELD, PERMISSION GRANTED despite lpa refusal and adverse neighbour responses January 2013.
Extension of opening hours from 6pm to 10pm at mixed use sandwich shop / pizza takeaway in Cullercoats (lpa - North Tyneside) APPEAL UPHELD, PERMISSION GRANTED despite lpa refusal and mixed consultation responses January 2013.
UPVC replacement windows and shopfronts (part-retrospective) within Conservation Area (Article 4 surrounding) in Tynemouth (lpa - North Tyneside) PERMISSION GRANTED at Planning Committee despite Planning Officers' recommendation to refuse December 2012.
Treble swan-wing roof, first-floor extension to large corner plot house; resubmission with altered balcony treatment (lpa - North Tyneside) PERMISSION GRANTED at Planning Committee despite previous refusal, previous dismissed appeal and neighbour objections December 2012.
New two-storey residential dwelling in rear garden and driveway of existing house in Benton Conservation Area (lpa - North Tyneside) APPEAL UPHELD, PERMISSION GRANTED, despite local authority refusal at Planning Committee and tree issues December 2012.
Erection of a terrace of four two-storey, two-bedroom houses in Shiney Row (lpa - Sunderland City) delegated PERMISSION GRANTED by council, despite complex & differing land ownerships and also awkward access issues on tight site November 2012.
Fourth extension of opening hours to existing commercial catering unit to include Sundays 10am to 7pm in South Shields (lpa - South Tyneside) PERMISSION GRANTED, despite local authority reticence and previous appeal history November 2012.
Resubmission certificate of lawfulness for a Class C4 HMO (lpa - City of York) CERTIFICATE GRANTED, April 2012 and FULL COSTS OF PREVIOUS APPEAL AWARDED October 2012.
Re-submitted new build bungalow in garden of existing bungalow on Marden Farm Estate (lpa - North Tyneside) APPEAL UPHELD, PERMISSION GRANTED, on basis of possible permitted development scheme and despite previous local authority refusals, despite previous dismissed recent 2011 appeal and despite resident objections October 2012.
Change of use from retail (Class A1) to hot food takeaway (Class A5), alteration to side elevation & provision of extract flue to rear elevation in Heaton (lpa - Newcastle City) PERMISSION GRANTED, September 2012.
Illuminated advertisement scheme for hot food takeaway in Monkseaton Conservation Area at unit with permission also won at appeal (lpa - North Tyneside) APPEAL UPHELD, PERMISSION GRANTED, despite local authority refusal and neighbour, conservation officer & heritage buildings officer objections September 2012.
Permanent extension of opening hours of hot food takeaway to operate 10am to 4am daily (previously restricted to midnight) High Level Bridge (lpa - Gateshead) PERMISSION GRANTED, September 2012.
Removal & variation of planning conditions regarding modernist replacement house on bungalow site in Melton Park (lpa - Newcastle City) APPEALS UPHELD, DELETION & ALTERATIONS MADE, WITH PERMITTED DEVELOPMENT RIGHTS RESTORED despite local authority imposition & refusal August 2012.
Construction of one dwelling including new vehicular and pedestrian access on site, at end of ‘washed-over' village designated as in open countryside with ‘very special circumstances' demonstrated (lpa - Northumberland County) APPEAL UPHELD, PERMISSION GRANTED, despite local authority refusal and Parish Council objection August 2012.
Demolition of existing petrol station car wash & canopy and replacement with large, single-storey retail unit (lpa - North Tyneside) PERMISSION GRANTED with detailed retail survey assessments, despite previous refusal August 2012.
Display of two large banner adverts attached to building (lpa - Newcastle City) PERMISSION GRANTED August 2012.
Certificate of lawfulness for retention of outbuilding office at residential property in Swarland (lpa - Northumberland County) CERTIFICATE GRANTED on evidence submitted July 2012.
Change of use of part of existing dwelling (Use Class C3) to hot food takeaway (Use Class A5) with new shop-front; demolition of out-buildings to rear of site; erection of huge, L-shape, single-storey rear extension; and, new ground-floor rear access to existing first floor residential accommodation (lpa - City of York) PERMISSION GRANTED June 2012.
Change of use to hot food takeaway in Wallsend (lpa - North Tyneside) PERMISSION GRANTED June 2012.
Flush two-storey side extension, without set-back thus in contravention of design guidelines in High Heaton (lpa - Newcastle City) APPEAL UPHELD, PERMISSION GRANTED June 2012.
Extension of opening hours to existing hot food takeaway (lpa - Sunderland) from 8pm to 10:30pm APPEAL UPHELD, PERMISSION GRANTED, despite local authority refusal and previous dismissed recent 2010 appeal June 2012.
Controversial mansard loft conversion and roof extension to create new living level on house of local interest with conservation area proximate (lpa - London Borough of Southwark) PERMISSION GRANTED, despite local authority negativity and previous withdrawn scheme May 2012.
Change of use of ground floor commercial catering business and sandwich shop to hot food takeaway (Use Class A5) in Gosforth (lpa - Newcastle City) APPEAL UPHELD, PERMISSION GRANTED, despite local authority refusal and neighbour objections May 2012.
Erection of two-storey garage, kitchen, bedroom and ensuite extension to side in Fenham (lpa - Newcastle City) PERMISSION GRANTED, despite validation problems April 2012.
Change of use of ground floor to Class A5 (hot food takeaway) and erection of rear extraction flue/vent and 2 x air conditioning units with residential flats above in Benton Park (lpa - Newcastle City) PERMISSION GRANTED, despite large scale neighbour objection April 2012.
Change of use of former bakery to tattoo studio High West St (lpa - Gateshead) APPEAL UPHELD, PERMISSION GRANTED despite council and policy objections March 2012.
Continuation of use as sandwich bar/hot food takeaway on Hylton Rd (lpa - Sunderland) ENFORCEMENT NOTICE & PLANNING APPEALS BOTH UPHELD, PERMISSION GRANTED despite council and highways objections March 2012.
Change of use from empty office accommodation to single residential flat at first floor level (lpa - Gateshead) APPEAL UPHELD, PERMISSION GRANTED despite council and environmental health noise objections March 2012.
Erection of two dwellings on sensitive village site adjacent to Grade I listed church (lpa - East Riding) APPLICATION APPROVED at contentious Planning Committee after site visit, and despite previous refusals and dismissed appeals March 2012.
Change of use from storage building to dwelling with first floor balcony to side and bay window to front at Thornton (lpa - Middlesbrough) APPEAL UPHELD, PERMISSION GRANTED despite council, resident and policy objections February 2012.
Change of use of tattoo studio to hot food takeaway with rear extraction flue/vent at Throckley (lpa - Newcastle) APPEAL UPHELD, PERMISSION GRANTED despite resident, council, highways and environmental health objections February 2012.
Lawful development certificate for existing use as six-bedroom HMO C4 in Lodore Road (lpa - Newcastle) CERTIFICATE OF LAWFULNESS GRANTED to enable new occupation after period of vacancy February 2012.
Conversion of a residential care home to 1 x 5/6 bed dwelling (Class C3) and 1 x 7 bed HMO with shared communal lounge and kitchen, with 7 en-suite bedrooms (sui generis) and erection of single storey garden room extension to rear and dormer window to south; alterations to elevations, installation of additional and replacement rooflights and provision of associated car parking, cycle storage and bin storage (lpa - Newcastle) APPEAL UPHELD, PERMISSION GRANTED AND FULL COSTS AWARDED AGAINST COUNCIL despite residents and councillor objections February 2012.
Outline application for residential development (23 dwellings) on former industrial site on Bird Street (lpa - North Tyneside) PERMISSION GRANTED despite employment-retention policies and very strong pre-application negativity January 2012.
Loft conversion using a front and rear mansard extension with Conservation Area adjoining (lpa - LB Southwark) APPEAL UPHELD, PERMISSION GRANTED, FULL COSTS AWARDED AGAINST COUNCIL January 2012.
Construction of much larger dwellings on plots previously approved for smaller dwellings in Swarland (lpa - Northumberland) two PLANNING PERMISSIONS GRANTED August & December 2011.
House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) Class C4 (up to six people) in Jesmond (lpa - Newcastle) CERTIFICATE OF LAWFULNESS GRANTED to enable continued occupation December 2011.
Continued use of commercial unit as hot food takeaway in Fairfield (lpa - Stockton) CERTIFICATE OF LAWFULNESS GRANTED on basis of evidence and statements compiled December 2011.
Change of use of ground floor retail (Class A1) to hot food takeaway (Class A5) cafe/restaurant (Class A3), erection of single storey extension to rear and installation of extract flue (lpa - Newcastle) PERMISSION GRANTED after revised plans and development negotiations December 2011.
New bedroom, en suite, WC, utility and porch extension at semi-detached house in Cleadon (lpa - South Tyneside) APPEAL UPHELD, PERMISSION GRANTED despite council design and siting objections November 2011.
Erection of retrospective car-port (lpa - Newcastle) PERMISSION GRANTED despite neighbour objections November 2011.
Change of use from shop (A1) to hot food takeaway (A5) and external flue with residential uses all around in South Shields (lpa - South Tyneside) APPEAL UPHELD, PERMISSION GRANTED despite council and resident objections November 2011.
Change of use of ground floor from laundrette (sui generis) to mixed use cafe & hot food takeaway (Classes A3/A5) , erection of 2m high brick wall to front elevation, 2m high gates to the side to create bin storage area and installation of flue in Arthur's Hill (lpa - Newcastle) PERMISSION GRANTED despite objections November 2011.
Change of use of first floor to commercial catering operation, with produce made sold from existing commercial premises below and/or other off site premises at Coatsworth Rd (lpa - Gateshead) APPEAL UPHELD, PERMISSION GRANTED, PARTIAL COSTS AWARDED AGAINST COUNCIL November 2011.
Loft conversion using a rear dormer and two roof lights to the front slope (lpa - LB Southwark) APPEAL UPHELD, CERTIFICATE OF LAWFULNESS GRANTED AND FULL COSTS AWARDED AGAINST COUNCIL on basis of reasoned explanation in face of other appeal dismissals October 2011.
Change of use from vacant ice cream factory to two retail units (A1) and one hot food takeaway unit (A5) including roof repairs, new shop fronts and extraction flue at Grangetown (lpa - Redcar & Cleveland) PERMISSION GRANTED October 2011.
Certificate of lawfulness for proposed change of use of ground floor to retail (shop/minimart A1), A2 financial professional services use and/or restaurant/cafe at former public house in West Cornforth (lpa - Durham County) CERTIFICATE OF LAWFULNESS GRANTED on reasoned legal explanation of permitted development October 2011.
Change of use from offices to restaurant with ancillary takeaway (lpa - Newcastle) PERMISSION GRANTED October 2011.
Change of use from sports shop to hot food takeaway (A5) with residential uses proximate in Monkseaton Conservation Area (lpa - North Tyneside) APPEAL UPHELD, PERMISSION GRANTED AND FULL COSTS AWARDED AGAINST THE COUNCIL despite council refusal and resident objections October 2011.
Demolition of stables and shed and construction of new stable block near Seghill (lpa - Northumberland) PERMISSION GRANTED September 2011.
Change of use to hot food takeaway (A5) along sea-front with residential uses all around in Whitley Bay (lpa - North Tyneside) PERMISSION GRANTED despite business objection August 2011.
Extension of opening hours at existing hot food takeaway until 4am every day, (lpa - Gateshead) temporary (to assess) PERMISSION GRANTED BY COUNCIL August 2011.
Retrospective permission for single-storey side porch extension to existing commercial unit in Backworth (lpa - North Tyneside) PERMISSION GRANTED despite pre-application negativity August 2011.
Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) Class C4 (up to six people) in Bayswater Road (lpa - Newcastle) CERTIFICATES OF LAWFULNESS GRANTED to enable continued occupation of two properties August 2011.
Change of use of existing vacant commercial unit to hot food takeaway Use class A5 at Saltwell Road (lpa - Gateshead) PERMISSION GRANTED despite negative history from lpa August 2011.
Certificate of lawfulness for continued use of basement as a self-contained residential flat Use Class C3 (lpa – LB Camden) CERTIFICATE OF LAWFULNESS GRANTED after previous refusal and appeal public inquiry, with 4 years usage evidence adduced August 2011.
Variation of condition to allow for extended opening hours and deliveries until 11pm at cafe in Benwell (lpa - Newcastle) PERMISSION GRANTED despite negative feedback and previous appeal difficulties August 2011.
Change of use from shop (A1) to hot food takeaway (A5) and external flue with residential uses all around in Longbenton (lpa - North Tyneside) PERMISSION GRANTED after extended negotiations and revised plans July 2011.
Certificate of lawful development for change of use from use class A4 (drinking establishment) to use classes A1 (shops), A2 (professional offices) or A3 (restaurants, cafes) at former public house in Ludworth (lpa - Durham County) CERTIFICATE OF LAWFULNESS GRANTED on reasoned legal explanation of permitted development July 2011.
Change of use to hot food takeaway (Use Class A5), to include extraction flue to side at Blackfell (lpa - Sunderland) PERMISSION GRANTED despite adverse pre-application response July 2011.
Demolition of existing one-storey extension, removal of yellow storage container and construction of proposed one-storey extension to existing commercial unit (lpa - Newcastle) PERMISSION GRANTED despite negative pre-application response July 2011.
Change of use to tattoo parlour/studio from financial services use in Bedlington (lpa - Northumberland) PERMISSION GRANTED June 2011.
Extension of the time limit relating to a previous approved planning application for the construction of a two-storey dwelling house in West Boldon (lpa - South Tyneside) PERMISSION GRANTED June 2011.
Conversion of commercial unit to hot food take-away shop (Use Class A5) in Lobley Hill (lpa - Gateshead) PERMISSION GRANTED May 2011.
New advertisements, porch and forecourt decking at South Parade bar in Whitley Bay (lpa - North Tyneside) PERMISSION GRANTED after extended negotiations and revised plans May 2011.
Erection of a first floor bedroom extension to the side of stone built property in Jesmond Dene Conservation Area (lpa - Newcastle) APPEAL UPHELD, PERMISSION GRANTED despite council and conservation objections April 2011.
Change of use of first and second floors from clothing manufacture/casual storage to (Class A3) restaurant/cafe (lpa - Newcastle) PERMISSION GRANTED after extended development negotiations April 2011.
Change of use from vehicle rental (Sui Generis) to vehicle servicing including repairs, valeting and MOT testing (Class B2) at Westmorland Rd (lpa - Newcastle) PERMISSION GRANTED despite listed building proximate April 2011.
Erection and retention of a fence as a means of enclosure as permitted and lawful on adjoining land to house at Mount Pleasant (lpa - Sunderland) CERTIFICATE OF LAWFULNESS GRANTED WITH FULL COSTS AWARDED AGAINST LOCAL AUTHORITY March 2011.
Change of use of part of existing single-storey retail unit (Class A1) into hot food takeaway (Class A5) and rear, infill, single-storey, flat-roof extension; retaining the retail operation to the northern part of the site at unit at Red Hall Drive (lpa - Newcastle) PERMISSION GRANTED March 2011.
Variation of planning condition to allow for extended opening on Saturday and Sundays to existing commercial unit despite being in terrace of residential properties (lpa - Durham County) PERMISSION GRANTED March 2011.
Mixed use development comprising 81no. bedroom residential care home, 2no. sheltered accommodation units containing 24no. apartments and associated access, parking and landscaping in Ingleby Barwick (lpa - Stockton) APPEAL UPHELD, PERMISSION GRANTED despite council objections March 2011.
Change of use from a tanning salon to a hot food takeaway (A5) in Peterlee (lpa - Durham) APPEAL UPHELD, PERMISSION GRANTED despite council objections March 2011.
Use of first and second floors as Use Class D1 educational establishment on West Road (lpa - Newcastle) PERMISSION GRANTED February 2011.
Rear extension and expansion of property to create two floors of restaurants; previously approved as retail storage space on High Street (lpa - Gateshead) PERMISSION GRANTED despite negative feedback from lpa February 2011.
Retrospective application for the addition of second floor living accommodation to first floor flat and also new additional first and second floor windows to the rear elevation with installation of seven roof lights at large property in Eaglescliffe (lpa - Stockton) PERMISSION GRANTED at Planning Committee despite strong councillor, resident and CPRE objection February 2011.
Retrospective confirmation of change of use of railway arch to hot food takeaway (A5) after unlawful operation since 2005 (lpa - Gateshead) PERMISSION GRANTED BY COUNCIL despite previous refusal January 2011.
Change of use of ground floor to hot food takeaway and of upper floors to two separate residential flats with creation of four dormer windows in roof at Nile Street (lpa - North Tyneside) PERMISSION GRANTED BY COUNCIL December 2010.
Conversion of two flats (Use Class C3) to Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs - Use Class C4) with three bedrooms in the lower flat, six in the upper flat; including the erection of a single-storey extension and a new fire escape from the first floor at the rear and the installation of roof lights in the front and rear roof pitches in Heaton (lpa - Newcastle) APPEAL UPHELD, PERMISSION GRANTED despite council refusal and HMO policy objections December 2010.
Loft conversion with dormer windows to rear in Tooting Bec within Conservation Area (lpa - LB Lambeth) APPEAL UPHELD, PERMISSION GRANTED despite council and conservation objections December 2010.
Variation of planning condition to extend opening hours of existing, paired, hot food takeaway units in Regent Farm Estate, Gosforth (lpa - Newcastle) PERMISSION GRANTED 7am to 11pm December 2010.
House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) Class C4 (up to six people) in Jesmond (lpa - Newcastle) CERTIFICATE OF LAWFULNESS GRANTED to enable house sale December 2010.
Panel coated external lift and shaft and satellite dishes for Xtreme Information at Quorum Business Park (lpa - North Tyneside) APPLICATIONS APPROVED November 2010.
Change of use to care-leavers home for young people aged 16 to 25 year old with shared communal areas and individual locked rooms for Continuum Group in Chatteris (lpa - Fenland) APPEAL UPHELD AFTER REFUSAL AND PERMISSION GRANTED WITH FULL COSTS AWARDED AGAINST THE COUNCIL October 2010.
Change of use from shop (A1) to hot food takeaway (A5) with residential flat adjoining directly behind and above in Wallsend (lpa - Newcastle) APPEAL UPHELD AND PERMISSION GRANTED October 2010.
Change of use of former police box (sui generis) to A1 Retail unit at Preston Avenue (lpa - North Tyneside) PERMISSION GRANTED by council after previous appeal refusals October 2010.
Change of use from large, three-unit supermarket to hot food takeaway(s) with residential flats above in Easington Colliery (lpa - Durham County) PERMISSION GRANTED September 2010.
Removal of existing driveway gate and replacement with new recessed wrought iron driveway gates, pedestrian gate and stylised facing brick pillars in Conservation Area APPEALS UPHELD, PLANNING & CONSERVATION AREA CONSENT PERMISSIONS GRANTED despite council and conservation objections August 2010.
New billboards and centre identification signs at The Derwent Centre, Consett (lpa - Durham County) ADVERTISEMENT CONSENT GRANTED August 2010.
Change of use from double unit off-licence (A1) to hot food takeaway (A5) with residential uses on all sides in Whickham (lpa - Gateshead) APPEAL UPHELD, PERMISSION GRANTED despite strong policy based objection from council and resident objections October 2009. Subsequent extension of the hours from appeal decision, later to midnight PERMISSION GRANTED BY COUNCIL July 2010.
Change of use from doctors' surgery/offices to residential care bedsits in Widnes (lpa - Halton) APPEAL UPHELD, PERMISSION GRANTED despite two refusals from council and resident objections July 2010.
Replacement windows and door (in uPVC frames) to rear elevation at property in Tynemouth Conservation Area with Article 4 Direction in place (lpa - North Tyneside) APPEAL UPHELD, PERMISSION GRANTED despite council and conservation objections July 2010.
Front and side boundary fencing to residential property in excess of 1 metre fronting a highway (lpa - North Tyneside) APPEAL DISMISSED, but satisfactory compromise met between householder and lpa through detailed planning discussions June 2010.
New detached dwelling-house in rear garden of existing property in Marton (lpa - Middlesbrough) PERMISSION GRANTED AT SPLIT PLANNING COMMITTEE on Chairman's casting vote May 2010.
Change of use to hot food takeaway (A5) with residential uses proximate in Whitley Bay (lpa – North Tyneside) APPEAL UPHELD, PERMISSION GRANTED despite council refusal and resident objections May 2010.
Two-storey side extension to residential property in Shrewsbury (lpa - Shropshire) APPEAL UPHELD, PERMISSION GRANTED despite council, councillor and locals objection April 2010.
Erection of first floor/second floor level rear extension to provide additional retail storage and creation of replacement fire escape at rear to property on High Street (lpa - Gateshead) PERMISSION GRANTED April 2010.
Erection of single-storey, jointed portakabin office accommodation and siting of one steel storage container (retrospective) at Camperdown Industrial Estate (lpa - North Tyneside) APPLICATION APPROVED despite retrospective nature and highways concerns March 2010.
Change of use of two adjoining commercial units to hot food takeaways (A5) with residential uses proximate in Forest Hall (lpa - North Tyneside) APPEALS UPHELD, PERMISSIONS GRANTED AND FULL COSTS AWARDED AGAINST THE COUNCIL despite refusal and highways objections March 2010.
Change of use from video shop (A1) to hot food takeaway (A5) with residential uses all around in Silksworth (lpa - Sunderland) APPEAL UPHELD, PERMISSION GRANTED despite strong council, policy, highways and local resistance February 2010.
Change of use of first floor of property to restaurant (A3) including external flue to the rear elevation in Whitley Bay (lpa - North Tyneside) PERMISSION GRANTED despite local objection February 2010.
Change of use from shop (A1) to hot food takeaway (A5) with residential uses all around in Lemington (lpa - Newcastle) APPLICATION REFUSED BUT APPEAL UPHELD despite strong council and local resistance January 2010.
Listed building used as six separate residential flats in Yarm (lpa - Stockton) CERTIFICATE OF LAWFULNESS GRANTED to enable continued occupation January 2010.
Planning support work and statement written for the erection of 3-storey community building: comprising gym and function room at basement level; café and Muslim prayer hall at ground floor; meeting/teaching rooms and mezzanine prayer hall at first floor; and, meeting/teaching rooms at second floor; erection of 2-storey outbuilding into funeral wash, kitchen and residential accommodation for visitors (4 bed spaces); associated external works including cycle store, 56 car parking spaces and hard & soft landscaping at White House, Grainger Park (lpa - Newcastle) APPLICATION APPROVED despite contentious nature December 2009.
Presentation at Planning Committee for applicant in support of change of use of licensed residents' club premises to multi-cultural community and religious centre at Whitley Bay (lpa - North Tyneside) APPLICATION APPROVED despite contentious nature December 2009.
Division of shop into two to provide retail unit (A1) and hot food takeaway unit (A5) in Wheatley Hill (lpa - Durham County) APPLICATION APPROVED November 2009.
Property extension to the rear and the change of use from single first floor flat to two first floor studio flats (lpa - Middlesbrough) APPEAL UPHELD, PERMISSION GRANTED despite strong objection from council November 2009.
Erection of 10 four-bed dwellings in three blocks on former public house site at North Shields (LPA - North Tyneside) PLANNING SUPPORT STATEMENT COMPILED AND PLANNING PERMISSION GRANTED October 2009.
Change of use to mixed use of caravan/motor-home servicing, maintenance, repair and adaptation workshop with ancillary retail sale of caravans, motor-homes and associated equipment and storage, and internal fencing and gates at Portobello Road Industrial Estate (lpa - Gateshead) PERMISSION GRANTED despite concerns over out-of-centre retail and compatibility September 2009.
Change of use of land to extend residential curtilage, construction of new single-storey, private, residential garage, boundary fencing and new canopy to existing dwelling at Backworth (lpa - North Tyneside) APPLICATION APPROVED despite complex land difficulties August 2009.
Proposed rear balcony at first floor level on residential property (lpa - Leeds) APPEAL UPHELD, PERMISSION GRANTED despite strong objection from council August 2009.
Retrospective planning application for the erection of a new boundary line wall with wrought iron railings above and the installation of a new vehicular exit from the property in Coulby Newham (lpa - Middlesbrough) APPEAL UPHELD, PERMISSION GRANTED AND FULL COSTS AWARDED TO APPELLANT August 2009.
Erection of a new summer-house in grounds of Grade II listed building in Ryton Village Conservation Area PLANNING AND ENFORCEMENT NOTICE APPEALS BOTH UPHELD, PERMISSION GRANTED, ENFORCEMENT NOTICE QUASHED (lpa - Gateshead) despite strong conservation objections from council July 2009.
Change of use to tattoo parlour/studio and to tanning shop in Yarm (lpa - Stockton) PERMISSION GRANTED then later front fascia sign painted on the fascia panel ADVERTISEMENT CONSENT APPEAL UPHELD after council refusal July 2009.
Change of use from shop (A1) to hot food takeaway (A5) with residential uses on all sides in Ryton (lpa - Gateshead) APPLICATION APPROVED DESPITE PREVIOUS APPEAL REFUSAL and despite strong councillor resistance July 2009.
Representation of neighbours and residents association in writing and at Planning Committee in opposition to redevelopment of Sir William Fox Hotel, Westoe (lpa - South Tyneside) APPLICATION REFUSED BY PLANNING COMMITTEE AGAINST OFFICER ADVICE AS REQUESTED June 2009.
Change of use from shop (A1) to hot food takeaway (A5) with residential uses proximate in Blyth (lpa - Northumberland) APPEAL UPHELD, PERMISSION GRANTED AND PARTIAL COSTS AWARDED TO APPELLANT, despite previous appeal refusal and strong resistance June 2009.
Two large side and front extensions at paired semi-detached houses in Whitehill Estate (lpa - Gateshead) BOTH APPEALS UPHELD AND PERMISSIONS GRANTED June 2009.
Large side extension at detached house in Whitley Bay (lpa - North Tyneside) PERMISSION GRANTED despite officer resistance May 2009.
Change of use to hot food takeaway (A5) at double shop front premises on Coast Road (lpa - Newcastle City) APPEAL UPHELD AND PERMISSION GRANTED at Hearing despite strong Planning and Highways resistance May 2009.
Conversion of upper ‘above the shop' floors to flats in face of strong lpa resistance to unit size (lpa - Gateshead) APPEAL UPHELD AND PERMISSION GRANTED May 2009.
Construction of 75 bedroom residential nursing home with private medical centre building on contentious site at Ingleby Barwick (lpa - Stockton) APPLICATION APPROVED AT COMMITTEE despite strong councillor objection April 2009.
Construction of terrace of three dwellings in Deckham (lpa - Gateshead) APPLICATION APPROVED DESPITE PREVIOUS APPEAL REFUSAL March 2009.
Change of use from shop (A1) to hot food takeaway (A5) with residential uses proximate in Whitley Bay (lpa - North Tyneside) APPEAL UPHELD AND PERMISSION GRANTED March 2009.
Conversion of redundant shop and flat into new residential accommodation (lpa - Gateshead) PLANNING APPLICATION APPROVED March 2009.
Erection of large double residential garage in Cowpen Bewley (lpa - Stockton) PERMISSION GRANTED despite various heritage issues raised by council and objectors February 2009.
Very high, close-boarded boundary treatment to residential frontage in Whitley Bay (lpa - North Tyneside) ENFORCEMENT NOTICE APPEAL UPHELD, PERMISSION GRANTED AND PARTIAL COSTS AWARDED TO APPELLANT February 2009.
Replacement of poor quality wooden window frames in houses with high quality uPVC within Lesbury Conservation Area (lpa - Alnwick) see testimonial: Mr & Mrs V R / Mr & Mrs J, Lesbury TWO APPEALS UPHELD AND PERMISSION GRANTED despite local authority representations February 2009.
Change of use from hostel to restaurant (A3) with detailed wooden Chinese shop frontage in Marlborough Crescent (lpa - Newcastle) APPLICATION APPROVED AND PERMISSION GRANTED January 2009.
Change of use from curtain sale (A1) to letting agents (A2) in Jesmond Vale (lpa - Newcastle City) APPLICATION APPROVED AND PERMISSION GRANTED despite councillor interference December 2008.
Proposed high design, modern-living Kube2 apartment block (30 units) Thornaby (lpa - Stockton) refused on design grounds APPEAL UPHELD AND PERMISSION GRANTED December 2008.
Proposed build of 10 supported-living flats for adults with communal living facilities and offices for 3 Rivers Housing Association (lpa - Hartlepool) APPEAL UPHELD AND PERMISSION GRANTED December 2008.
Negotiation, submission of planning application, justification and discharge of conditions for gearbox workshop off rear alleyway in residential locality in face of policy conflict (lpa – Stockton) see testimonial: Mr & Mrs S & C Ray, Thornaby PLANNING APPLICATION APPROVED, CONDITIONS DISCHARGED AND PERMISSION GRANTED December 2008.
Change of use of derelict storage yard to garage accommodation (lpa - Gateshead) see testimonial; Mr M O, Letting & Estate Agent, Gateshead & Region PLANNING APPLICATION APPROVED AND PERMISSION GRANTED July 2008.  Subsequent appeal against occupation, access and gates conditions APPEAL UPHELD AND PERMISSION GRANTED November 2008.
Change of use of unused first floor office accommodation (A2) to restaurant (A3) in Coatsworth Conservation Area (lpa - Gateshead) PLANNING APPLICATION APPROVED AND PERMISSION GRANTED October 2008.
Change of use of former bookmakers (A2) to hot-food take-away (A5) in Whitley Bay with local, councillor and lpa objections (lpa - North Tyneside) see testimonial; Mr M O, Letting & Estate Agent, Gateshead & Region APPEAL UPHELD AND PERMISSION GRANTED September 2008.
Backland/infill development of single house with orientation issues (lpa - Middlesbrough) see testimonial: Mr S J, Ingleby Barwick, Middlesbrough RESUBMITTED PLANNING APPLICATION APPROVED AND PERMISSION GRANTED September 2008.
Change of use of former florists (A1) to hot-food take-away (A5) following unsuccessful application and appeal (lpa - Newcastle City) RESUBMITTED PLANNING APPLICATION APPROVED AND PERMISSION GRANTED September 2008.
Construction of huge five-bedrooms, multiple other rooms and triple-garaged house on former orchard site in Bedlington (lpa - Wansbeck) APPEAL UPHELD AND PERMISSION GRANTED despite previous appeal refusal September 2008.
Demolition of huge outbuildings and redevelopment of site with large state-of-the-art stable block for potential Olympic champion horse-rider, domestic helicopter storage and large extension to existing dwelling in countryside (lpa - Hambleton) see testimonial: Mr J McC, Hambleton PLANNING APPLICATION APPROVED AND PERMISSION GRANTED August 2008.
Demolition of potentially locally-listed building and redevelopment as five detached dwellings on Leven Road with massive local and councillor objection (lpa - Stockton) RESUBMITTED PLANNING APPLICATION APPROVED AND PERMISSION GRANTED June 2008.
Case made for controversial rear conservatory compromising design guidance (lpa - Chester-le-Street) APPEAL UPHELD AND PERMISSION GRANTED May 2008.
Change of use of un-used car showroom to late-opening pharmacy (lpa - Stockton) PLANNING APPLICATION APPROVED AND PERMISSION GRANTED May 2008.
Part conversion and redevelopment of large listed hotel in market town to residential flats (lpa - East Riding) see testimonial: Mr J C, Bagdale Hall Hotels, Yorkshire PLANNING AND LISTED BUILDING APPEALS UPHELD AND PERMISSIONS GRANTED April 2008.
Extension in roof and to sides of dwelling outside of settlements limits in fact of council refusal (lpa - Stockton) see testimonial: Mr & Mrs N R, Wolviston APPEAL UPHELD AND PERMISSION GRANTED April 2008.
Conversion of single dwelling into two flats with limited car parking (lpa - Stockton) see testimonial: Mr A B, Stockton APPEAL UPHELD AND PERMISSION GRANTED April 2008.
Planning appraisal work for partial demolition and redevelopment of coalfield villages’ sites for 3 Rivers Housing Association APPRAISAL SUBMITTED February/March 2008.
Change of use of first floor storage area to food preparation and catering use adjoining to residential properties (lpa - Newcastle City) APPEAL UPHELD AND PERMISSION GRANTED December 2007.
Two tall, plastic, fluorescent, illuminated, fake palm trees in pub forecourt in Whitley Bay (lpa - North Tyneside) PLANNING APPLICATION APPROVED AND PERMISSION GRANTED April 2007.  Subsequent appeal against time limitation of two years (requesting perpetuity) APPEAL UPHELD AND PERMISSION GRANTED November 2007.
Change of use of retail general store (A1) to hot-food take-away (A5) in Whitley Bay with local, councillor and lpa objections (lpa - North Tyneside) APPEAL UPHELD AND PERMISSION GRANTED October 2007.
First floor balcony with glass-sides to rear of three-storey town-house in Whitley Bay with local and lpa objections (lpa - North Tyneside) see testimonial: Mr B S, Whitley Bay APPEAL UPHELD AND PERMISSION GRANTED August 2007.
Refused timber summerhouse in front garden of house in Conservation Area (lpa - Stockton) see testimonial: Mr & Mrs J B, Yarm APPEAL UPHELD AND PERMISSION GRANTED May 2007.
Rear extension to shop unit at Railway Terrace, Columbia (lpa - Sunderland City) APPEAL UPHELD AND PERMISSION GRANTED March 2007.
Residential redevelopment of large, open brownfield site outside settlement limits at Longhirst, Morpeth APPLICATION & APPEAL SUBMITTED March 2007.
Variation of Condition regarding use, opening hours and equipment at new build commercial units on former petrol-filling station (lpa -North Tyneside) see testimonial: Markbourn Limited, Newcastle-upon-Tyne PLANNING APPLICATION APPROVED AND PERMISSION GRANTED February 2007.
Residential two-storey side extension - planning appeal and statement of case submitted following refusal by Leeds City Council February 2007.
Change of use of large Victorian family dwelling to apartments in Seaham Conservation Area (lpa - Easington) APPEAL UPHELD AND PERMISSION GRANTED January 2007.
Proposed new dormer level to two-storey residential dwelling at Langdale Close, Eaglescliffe - planning appeal and statement of case submitted following refusal (lpa - Stockton) APPEAL UPHELD AND PERMISSION GRANTED January 2007.
Objections made written and verbally to large residential redevelopment of commercial site in Pudsey, Leeds - PLANNING APPLICATION REFUSED AT COMMITTEE (contrary to officer recommendation) November 2006.
Representations made in favour of proposed infill bungalow in Acklam, Middlesbrough - PLANNING PERMISSION GRANTED AT COMMITTEE (contrary to officer recommendation) October 2006.
Planning committee representation in favour of large residential extension built not in accordance with approved plans (lpa - Stockton) COMMITTEE RESOLUTION TO NOT ENFORCE AGAINST DEVELOPMENT August 2006.
Change of use of retail shop to hot food take-away at Coatsworth Road (lpa - Gateshead) PLANNING APPEAL UPHELD AND PERMISSION GRANTED July 2006.
Proposed new bungalow within plot of existing large bungalow at Low Lane - planning appeal and statement of case submitted following refusal (lpa – Middlesbrough) see testimonial: Mr & Mrs C, Middlesbrough APPEAL UPHELD AND PERMISSION GRANTED June 2006.
Enforcement notice appeal against extension to outbuilding at residential property in Monkseaton (lpa - North Tyneside) see testimonial: Mr K M, Monkseaton APPEAL UPHELD AND PERMISSION GRANTED June 2006.
Change of use to Taxi Booking Office at existing premises in Leeds PLANNING APPLICATION APPROVED AND PERMISSION GRANTED May 2006.
Change of use of retail shop to restaurant at West Road (lpa - Newcastle City) PLANNING APPLICATION APPROVED AND PERMISSION GRANTED February 2006.
Large residential redevelopment of brownfield industrial wasteland at Plessey Road - planning application supporting statement compiled for HJ Banks developers (lpa - Blyth Valley) APPLICATION APPROVED October 2005.
Refurbishment of large, derelict, horse-shoe-shaped listed barn and courtyard curtilage (Laverick Hall Farm) into luxury apartments (14 residential units) - planning application and listed building consent supporting statement compiled for private developers and Mario Minchella Architects (lpa - South Tyneside MBC) APPLICATION APPROVED May 2005.
Refurbishment of derelict, stone-built, historic shop units and rear courtyard into apartments with new-built row of three terrace houses in market town of Bedlington - planning application support and planning appeal statement compilation for HJ Banks developers.
Planning enforcement notice appeal response for unauthorised alterations to a listed building - 12 notices (lpa - South Tyneside MBC) APPEAL RESOLVED, BUILDING RESTORED.
Planning appraisal for possible residential development of extensive section of rural land in Durham (lpa - Durham City) April 2005.
Proposed new bungalow within plot of existing large bungalow in West Boldon - planning appeal and statement of case submitted following refusal by South Tyneside MBC APPEAL UPHELD AND PERMISSION GRANTED April 2005.
Proposed new, two storey dwelling with balcony within plot of existing large residential property (Cleadon) - planning appeal and statement of case submitted following refusal by South Tyneside MBC APPEAL UPHELD AND PERMISSION GRANTED March 2005.
Mixed use, city centre apartment block development (30 residential units with 350 sq.m. commercial use) - planning application supporting statement compiled for HJ Banks developers (lpa - Sunderland City Council) APPLICATION APPROVED February 2005.
Controversial, large, full-length rear extension to private dwelling house in High Heaton - planning application supporting statement submitted (lpa - Newcastle City Council) APPLICATION APPROVED November 2004.