June 2019

42-56, Tottenham Road

DLP Planning Limited have successfully secured planning permission from Hackney Council for the proposed change of use from a warehouse (use class B8) to commercial use (use class B1c) at 42-56, Tottenham Road, Hackney.  The existing property was vacant and had previously been used as a trade warehouse. It was considered a change of use to Class B1c use would make the most productive use of the building, which falls within a Priority Employment Area.

The site raised a number of sensitive design considerations, such as how to make efficient use of the building whilst protecting the amenity of neighbouring residents and the De Beauvoir Town Conservation Area in which the site is located. The proposal will see minimal changes to the exterior of the building, therefore resulting in no adverse impact on the character or appearance of the Conservation Area. Class B1 uses are considered to be appropriate in residential areas so the proposed B1c use is considered to be compatible with the residential neighbours in near proximity and also reflects the majority of established employment use in the near vicinity.

No objections were raised by members of the public and the application was decided by the Council under delegated powers. The Owner’s Commercial Agent, Savoy Stewart are confident of an early letting.

John Helyar42-56, Tottenham Road
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Outline Planning Permission for 8 apartments, St George, Bristol

DLP Planning Ltd (DLP) have secured outline planning permission for the erection of eight new apartments in St George, Bristol. Working with Wotton Donoghue Architects, on behalf of Sampson Developments Limited, the proposal will see the demolition of a derelict community hall and the erection of a high quality three storey residential development.

The key concerns during the planning process revolved around proving that there was no longer a need for the existing community building and ensuring that there would be no overlooking or loss of light due to the proximity of neighbouring buildings. DLP submitted sufficient evidence to demonstrate when the community use of the site had ceased and that there had been no interest in its re-use by community groups.

The application was decided by the Council under delegated powers earlier this week. DLP have been retained by the applicant to submit the subsequent reserved matters application and to discharge the conditions.

Image credited to Wotton Donoghue Architects

dlpOutline Planning Permission for 8 apartments, St George, Bristol
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