22nd April 2020

Planning consent granted for two-storey rear extension and alterations to provide extended retail space at ground floor and use of the first floor as 1 x 1-bed flat and 1 x studio flat in London Borough of Barking and Dagenham

Following a previous refusal on a similar scheme that was subsequently dismissed at appeal in 2016, JTS was instructed to pursue and secure consent for a revised scheme. 

The previous concerns raised by the Local Planning Authority and the inspector were on poor internal design.  The LPA had previously accepted a change of use from office to residential use at first floor, established under the prior notification procedure.

JTS successfully negotiated with the local planning authority to secure the most appropriate development for the site.  Officers considered the proposal offered generously sized and good quality units and supported the housing growth targets in the Borough.  In respect of the two-storey rear extension, officers felt that the proposals were visually consistent with neighbouring properties and of overall acceptable design quality.

If you have any queries regarding this scheme or have a similar proposal that you would like to discuss, please contact either Rachael Dickson or Hannah Garlinge in our Canterbury office.

Contact The Planning Team

Brentwood Office

Nick Davey – Partner

Matt Driscoll – Associate

Alicia Lai – Senior Planner

Canterbury Office

Rachael Dickson – Associate

James Govier – Associate

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