DLP (Planning) Ltd has secured confirmation that a proposed change of use of the ground and first floor offices to 5 apartments at Wesley Chambers, Dewsbury, is permitted development.
An application for prior-approval was submitted to Kirklees Council under Class O of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) (Amendment) Order 2015 (as amended). The property, Wesley Chambers, is within a short walking distance of Dewsbury Town Centre and in a Conservation Area. The proposals specifically related to the ground floor office and first floor office suite of the property.
DLP researched and provided evidence to demonstrate that Wesley Chambers was within the B1 use class, for rateable purposes, from April 2010 and this was supported by an examination of the Council’s online planning application history. The submissions also demonstrated that in respect of transport, highways, land contamination, flood risk and impact of noise from commercial premises, a reasonable residential environment could be provided within the proposed accommodation.
The development proposals will provide an important source of residential accommodation and future occupiers will have access to a variety of shops, services and public transport infrastructure.