Following a refusal of planning permission for the conversion of a former boiler house at Llanbedr Hall, Llanbedr D.C. into a dwelling. The unsuccesful applicant sought advice from Owen Devenport. It was agreed that an appeal by means of Written Representations would be appropriate as the issues seemed straighforward. An appeal was therefore conducted, with the issues being whether reasonable attempts had been made to secure a business re-use, effect on potential occupiers and also upon protected species. Following a site inspection the Planning Inspector allowed the appeal, indicating that all these matters had been covered in the application, with all reasonable attempts made to market the property, an ecological report had been provided and the living accommodation planned was entirely adequate. The success allowed the client five years in which to implement his permission.