Recently acquired permission to give ‘love and life’ back into a former retired care home, reenergizing the building into the perfect accommodation for the busy working life of students. The site and building itself was deemed the perfect place for (much needed) student accommodation as it was originally designed and used to house the elderly, standing just opposite the BBC in Meirion Road, Bangor, creating the ideal accommodation for students with close access to all facilities. What better place to give Fresher’s a taste of their new student life, in the heart of the City. Although there were numerous local objections, Owen Devenport put the case forward forcefully, and after much consideration from the Local Planning Authority the application was given the green light by the Planning Committee so allowing our client to begin work on his new project.
Our client wanted to change the use of their existing 'Certified Location' touring caravan site for 4 no. Detached chalets. The site is comprised of a cluster of substantial buildings associated with the 'Rivercatcher' holiday and function development, which we obtained approval for in 2013. Initially we set out a pre-application enquiry in order to engage in discussions with the Local Planning Authority and from which we received positive feedback. Following this we were instructed to move ahead with the process of pursuing planning permission where we once again were engaged in discussions with the Authority. Even after these discussions the proposal was refused to our complete surprise. Following an approach to the Development Manager at Denbighshire it was agreed that internal procedures had not been adhered to correctly and that more information was needed to accompany the application. We resubmitted the proposal which was finally approved allowing our delighted client to start work upon the development which will only enhance the tourist attraction that has been established at the site.
We were approached in order to submit an application on behalf of our clients for the erection of 1 no. dwelling on their site at Colwyn Bay. The site in question formed part of an extensive garden being part of the client’s property which was generally a disused area of land and far too large for the client's existing dwelling. The proposed design is for a high-quality dwelling with an attractive modern design that would reflect other properties in the area. Following constructive discussions with the Local Planning Authority after submission, minor amendments were made to the design and we were pleased to receive approval allowing our client to begin work with their plans.
Owen Devenport were approached in order to prepare and advise upon an application to divide a substantial detached property into 2 no. separate dwellings. The property is situated in a rural location among a small cluster of properties to the south-west of Llanfair Dyffryn Clwyd. The dwelling is a Grade ll Listed Building and its gardens are included on the Register of Landscape, Parks and Gardens of Special Interest with a Grade II listing in that register.
As the property is of a highly sensitive nature we initially submitted a pre-application enquiry to the Local Planning Authority proposing the small changes necessary in order to divide the building appropriately. The property had already once been separate dwellings therefore there was only minimal works necessary to separate it once again. After numerous discussions with the Local Planning Authority we came to an agreement of how the 'new' dwelling could be justified and were then instructed to submit a full planning application as well as the application for Listed Building Consent. Following submission, we addressed a number of smaller issues raised by local residents and consultees. The end result was that consent was granted for the scheme allowing our client to press ahead with their plans for their much-loved building, which they had renovated to a very high standard over a number of years.
Our client owned an outbuilding which formed part of a cluster of substantial buildings associated with their main dwelling in Pentre Berw in the centre of Anglesey. Owen Devenport were instructed in order to set out a case to back up the proposal in order to convert the existing building to a dwelling with some associated works. The scheme was designed to a high quality in order to reflect and retain the character and form of the buildings whilst allowing their conversion into an attractive residential unit. However the main stumbling block came from the highway authority who objected on the basis of the sub standard access. There followed intense discussions with the highway officers and various amendments were tabled. In the end the suggested changes were deemed acceptable and permission was finally secured. We were extremely pleased to present our client with the permission they had so desperately sought.
Owen Devenport were instructed to put together an application in order to erect a new dwelling at a site in Rhosybol on Anglesey. The site would form a minor addition to a cluster of dwellings which forms part of the village. The impending change in policies meant that the application had to be dealt with quickly and to this end Owen Devenport acted swiftly. Having already secured numerous permissions of a similar nature, we were confident that a strong case could be made. However after initial concerns expressed by planning officers we managed to negotiate a scheme that became acceptable to both the client and the LPA. Our client was naturally relieved and delighted when planning permission was finally granted.