Newsflash! Spring 2020 Update

Spring is in the air and despite the challenging times we are all facing, we want to reassure clients (old and new) that here at LP Planning we are remaining positive and focused and working through this. The current challenges won’t last forever and the economy will bounce back, and all of us and our businesses will be more robust and stronger as a result.

Our staff are working from home and making site visits, whilst following government advice on social distancing. The messages we have received to date from the local planning authorities, who we work closely with, is that their planning officers are continuing to work from home and are as determined to keep processing planning applications, appeals etc. as we are to keep the economy running.

So please be assured that as far as possible, it is ‘business as near normal’ and we are happy to help. If you have an enquiry about a possible new job, please call:

Charlotte Watkins (Director)

or alternatively

Ian Bowen (Principal Planning Consultant)

01249 461869

LP Planning Case Studies

Muller Road, Bristol, Avon

Planning application for conversion and extension of dwelling into three flats.

Castles Homes purchased this property speculatively with a view to increasing the value of the plot. They instructed LP Planning to prepare and submit a planning application for conversion of the existing dwelling to three flats. This application was originally resisted by the planners at pre-application stage. However after careful negotiation and some changes to the design LP Planning managed to obtain planning permission for a revised scheme.

The main issues which we addressed related to design, internal layout, impact on amenity, car parking and refuse. The planning permission enabled the client to maximise the potential of the site in a short time.