We were approached by our client who was the owner of a static caravan at Mold in Flintshire. This caravan had a long history of having been used as a dwelling without permission. Our client had collected a profusion of evidence which solidified this use and therefore he intended to apply for a Lawful Use Certificate in order to continue with its use lawfully. Owen Devenport were duly instructed and prepared a report which emphasised this evidence and were asked to submit the application to the Local Planning Authority. We were finally pleased to let our client know that their submission had been approved as Lawful and they may now continue with the use undisturbed. 

News scoop! Permission granted to modify an old bank premises into a feel-good ice-cream parlour and shop with flat above at Abersoch. Summer’s never looked so bright, surely a delight for all ice-cream lovers! Our client was absolutely thrilled with his approval granted at Planning Committee and can now begin work on site. The building was a former Bank in the centre of the village and permission was sought for a change of use into a shop and ice cream parlour. The plans, prepared by BHB Architects, saw a tasteful conversion of this disused building and now it will be put to good use, bringing more summer cheer to the visitors at this popular tourist destination.


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.