Our clients had erected an agricultural building on their land following the need to provide particular attention and shelter to their sheep herd kept on their holding. They were unaware that they needed planning permission in order to erect the building. The building itself is a suitable, modern design, and a relatively low key addition to the existing smallholding. Owen Devenport were instructed to prepare an application highlighting the necessity of the building and to argue its use in this location. The Local Planning Authority were quick to deal with the submission and were relatively happy with the design and justification for the proposal. We were pleased to receive the planning approval therefore allowing our clients to keep their Agricultural Building.

Our client owned a piece of land in Talwrn, near Llangefni, upon which he wanted to erect a new dwelling. The plot would constitute a site that would be immediately adjacent to the developed part of Talwrn which would therefore fall under the appropriate planning policy being set immediately adjacent to existing development. A similar proposal had already been approved on an opposite plot which gave support for the permission being sought. Owen Devenport having recently secured numerous planning permissions of a similar nature were able to advise the client accordingly and presented the Local Planning Authority with clear evidence backing up this particular proposal. The Planning Authority were in total agreement with our proposal and our client was therefore delighted when planning permission was granted without objection.

Our client wished to demolish three existing dwellings on her site in Llannor, Gwynedd, and to then replace them with a single new dwelling. The reason for this was mainly due to the fact that the dwellings were of poor structure and had no architectural or historic merit and as a whole were unsuited to the character of the area. This new dwelling had been designed to be of high quality and would be better suited in terms of the village setting, character of the area, and was a more sustainable approach. An original application had been refused as the replacement dwelling was not fully located over the whole of the existing footprint yet the reason for this was the fact it was near impossible to place the dwelling on this footprint. We therefore resubmitted the application which again faced officer disapproval in terms of the new dwelling’s location. Following a detailed reasoned argument as to the new location, the application was then referred to the planning committee where we represented our client.  Through a sympathetic and understanding planning committee our client was granted permission for a suitably located replacement dwelling and she was naturally delighted. 

Owen Devenport were instructed to submit an application in order to secure a Certificate of Lawful Use. Our client had been in breach of an agricultural occupancy condition in excess of 10 years during which time none of the dwelling’s occupants had worked in Agriculture. Therefore the use of the dwelling in noncompliance of the restrictive occupancy condition qualified as a Lawful Use. Our clients set out Statutory Declarations in which they proved they had never been working full time in agriculture which was further supported by letters of from neighbours who also confirmed this fact. We submitted all the necessary evidence along with our support statement and were glad to receive the relevant Certificate from the Local Planning Authority. Our clients of course were delighted with the outcome.

Our client instructed us in order to deal with a retrospective application as he had received a visit from an Enforcement Officer working for the National Park Authority. Our client had erected a balcony, decking, and two garden sheds on site which unknowingly required planning permission. We were then asked to help secure the necessary approval and following instructing a suitable architectural consultant submitted the application for retrospective permission on his behalf. The National Park were quick to respond and we were pleased to receive the planning approval therefore allowing our client to keep the minor additions to his property.

Our clients approached us with the intention of making improvements and extensions to their established Touring Caravan Park. Our clients had already secured a permission for 36 units on site previously but were looking to expanding the number of units to 60 together with the erection of a new amenity block. They also wanted to improve the site as a whole to make it more user-friendly by accommodating a new car park and re-siting the playing field with the creation of a new play area for children. We submitted the proposal on our client’s behalf and were soon presented with primarily a negative response upon the design of the amenity block. After discussions with the Architect we were able to amend the design that met the planning officer's concerns but also satisfied our client's ambitions for their site. After many months of delays our clients were happy to receive the long awaited approval for this application and work is well under way.