DLP Planning’s Bristol office have recently secured full planning permission for the change of use of several A1 retail units and part of a Night Club (Sui Generis) to D1 use (Non Residential Institution) on the High Street in Nailsea, North Somerset.
The application sought to allow the relocation and expansion of an existing Veterinary Practice on the High Street to a larger, more suitable property. DLP were instructed by the owner of the rank of shops who, on top of looking to obtain permission for the relocation of the veterinary practice, will also be looking to redevelop the remainder of the upper floors to C3 residential use in the future.
Planning considerations relating to this change of use application included maintaining an active ground floor frontage; splitting the first floor nightclub premises; and justifying the loss of A1 retail to D1, by showing how it will support local business growth. Through the planning statement and discussions with the Case Officer we were able to successfully secure permission and work is currently underway.
DLP Planning Bristol, along with GSH Architects, are now working with the client on a future submission to convert the remaining upper floors of the property.