March 2016

Planning Permission for Extension and Detached Garage/Annex within Upper Dean Conservation Area

In March 2016, and following on from obtaining the grant of consent for two large detached dwellings on the garden land to Old Pond House, DLP Planning Ltd secured planning permission for a contemporary extension to a Victorian property along with a detached garage and integral annex within the Upper Dean Conservation Area.

The site lies on the edge of the defined settlement boundary of Upper Dean, and within the Upper Dean Conservation Area. The existing dwelling is a brick built Victorian property set within a substantial plot and with dense vegetation cover to the boundaries and near to a Grade I listed church to the north of the site.

DLP, working with be1 Architects, successfully demonstrated that the proposed extension, whilst modern in appearance, would embrace the existing architectural features on the main house by providing large glazed windows to allow views through the existing façade. The design of the extension also enabled the existing historic well to become a central feature within the main house.

The detached garage and annex was designed to be subservient to the main house and have the appearance of a traditional outbuilding. This would replace an existing garage that is in poor condition and does not make a positive contribution to the main house or Conservation Area.

The Planning Authority agreed that the proposed extension and detached garage/annex would not be harmful to the historic architectural features of the main house or the character and appearance of the wider Conservation Area.

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John HelyarPlanning Permission for Extension and Detached Garage/Annex within Upper Dean Conservation Area
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Restaurant permission secured at Ecclesall Road, Sheffield

In March 2016 DLP Planning secured planning permission for the change of use of a shop (Class A1) to use class A3 (restaurant/café) on Ecclesall Road, Sheffield.

Following a previous refusal on the site for a similar development, DLP worked proactively with the Council to address the reasons for refusal and devise a scheme that could be supported by Officers of the Council. The main issues to address centred around the protection of residential amenity of the surrounding residents.

DLP engaged in pre-application discussions with the Local Planning Authority, prepared a Planning Statement outlining the merits of the case, collated, submitted and managed the application through to determination.

Sheffield City Council granted the application under delegated powers, subject to conditions.

John HelyarRestaurant permission secured at Ecclesall Road, Sheffield
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Approval for Residential Development at Baldwin’s Omega, Sheffield

DLP Planning has secured outline planning permission for a residential development of 38 dwellings at Baldwin’s Omega, Brincliffe Hill, Sheffield.

The site comprises Baldwin’s Omega, a restaurant and events venue located in the Nether Edge area of Sheffield to the south west of the city centre, just off Psalter Lane.

The site lies within a Housing Policy Area as per the Sheffield Unitary Development Plan (1998). The area is residential in character with a range of neighbouring properties at Chelsea Court and Brincliffe Hill, from where it’s access is currently taken.

The application proposal comprised the demolition of the existing built form and residential development of 38 dwellings at the site. Approval of a new access from Chelsea Court was also sought, due to constraints from the existing access at Brincliffe Hill. All other matters including landscape, layout, scale and design are to be subject to approval at the reserved matters stage. The outline scheme was designed by be1 Architects.

The planning submission sought a 5 year outline planning permission in order to enable the business to continue to operate in the short term whilst achieving longer term security in terms of the future redevelopment of the site.

DLP successfully demonstrated that the proposal could achieve significant benefits in terms of housing provision, and that the re-use of previously developed land in this urban location would contribute towards achieving sustainability policy aims. The Council agreed that the development proposal for the site complied with local and national planning policy.

Outline planning permission was granted on 23rd February 2016 at Planning Committee.

John HelyarApproval for Residential Development at Baldwin’s Omega, Sheffield
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DLP secures planning permission for 3,340 sqm of commercial floorspace in monmouth, monmouthshire

DLP Planning have successfully secured full planning permission, on behalf of Silltbuster Ltd, for 3,340 sqm of commercial floorspace (B1 and B8) on Greenfield land at Wonastow Road, Monmouth.

The site was allocated for B1 business use in the Local Plan, limiting it to office or light industrial use. However, in August 2015 DLP successfully secured temporary permission for use of part of the site for storage (use class B8). This was crucial as Siltbuster were due to lose their own storage facility in October 2015. Following this, the full application managed to successfully demonstrate the benefits that the expansion of Siltbuster Ltd could have for the area and the Council agreed that this benefit far outweighed the policy restriction to B1 use. They then agreed to support the development of the site for a mix of both office use and storage and distribution (use class B8).

The site sits adjacent to a proposed housing development, which was granted permission in November 2015, so the design of the site was treated with particular sensitivity by the consultancy team.

Members of Monmouthshire County Council’s Planning Committee overwhelmingly voted to support the Officer’s recommendation for approval, subject to conditions.

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Image courtesy of GSH Architects

John HelyarDLP secures planning permission for 3,340 sqm of commercial floorspace in monmouth, monmouthshire
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