Owen Devenport have succeeded in securing planning permission for two contemporary dwellings in the beautiful countryside at Rhoscolyn in Anglesey. This was a case of having to lawfully prove that in the first instance the client had an established residential use on his existing cottage, a fact that the LPA originally disputed. We successfully obtained a Certificate of Lawful use on the small holiday cottage and then sought to obtain planning permission for a modern replacement dwelling which was subsequently approved.
Adjoining the client's property was a plot with a very old permission. However it appeared that building works had indeed been started and if a case could be proved that a material start had been made, then an extant permission could well exist. We set about proving the case again through a Lawful Use application. This was again approved by the LPA and so the client now had an extant planning permission for an additional plot. Having secured the permission, it was then necessary to deal with an outmoded local needs condition. A strong case was put forward to the Council as to why this condition was no longer relevant to planning, and following due consideration they agreed and discharged the Section 106 Agreement restricting occupancy to a local person.
However the original plans were very outdated and unsustainable in today's design conscious environment. So, along with the Architects, Matt Jones of Deganwy (who also designed the replacement for the cottage adjoining) we set about designing another contemporary dwelling that complemented the replacement dwelling alongside. The result is shown here and planning permission was finally obtained.
The delighted client now has planning permission for two new sustainable, modern dwellings in open countryside in the sought after location that is Rhoscolyn after 3 years of persistence and legal battles. Neither dwelling has any restriction on occupancy either. This has been one of the highlights of Owen Devenport's level of service to an appreciative client and the result has been an outstanding scheme, with acknowledegements to the client's Architects who have prepared a superb set of designs.