Approved: certificate of lawfulness for a Use Class B1 office in Southampton

Southampton City Council: Darryl Howells has secured a Certificate of Lawfulness authorising the use of first floor storage as offices (Use Class B1a) in Southampton city centre. The client approached Pure Town Planning to discuss a planning strategy for the redevelopment of his city centre location site to provide residential accommodation. […]

Approved: external stairwell and conversion of upper floors to two flats in Southampton

Southampton City Council: Darryl Howells has secured retrospective planning permission for the erection of an enclosed stairwell to facilitate conversion of first and second floors into 2 flats (1x 2-bed, 1x 1-bed) with associated cycle/refuse storage for a site in Bedford Place in Southampton. The applicant first instructed Primmer Olds […]

Approved: change of use of office space to 6 flats in Southampton city centre

Southampton City Council: Pure Town Planning has just secured consent for another office to residential permitted development scheme in central Southampton for six flats. An earlier prior approval application for the first and second floors of the three storey office building was approved by  Southampton City Council earlier in the year (see […]

Approved: office to residential permitted development consent for 14 flats in Southampton city centre

Southampton City Council: Pure Town Planning has just secured consent for another office to residential permitted development scheme, this time in central Southampton for fourteen flats. An earlier prior approval application for the three storey office building was originally turned down when the Southampton City Council planning officer, upon visiting the […]

Southampton City Council planning policy update

Southampton City Council: This week sees the hearing sessions of the joint Examination into  the City Centre Action Plan (CCAP) and Core Strategy Partial Review. Southampton’s City Centre Action Plan, which seems to have been a very long time in the making, aims to guide development in the south’s largest city centre. […]

Bournemouth and Poole: where have all your empty offices gone?

Bournemouth and Poole, Dorset: I have been surprised by the lack of take up of the new permitted development right to change the use of B1 offices into C3 residential particularly in Bournemouth and Poole. Over in Southampton the applications for prior approval have been rolling in including plans to convert […]

Hampshire Community Infrastructure Levy update

Hampshire: The somewhat breathtaking news that Hart District Council are intending to charge £800 per square metre Community Infrastructure Levy (Yes! Eight hundred not a typo) in some areas, reminded me that various CIL updates need reporting. Fareham: First up has to be Fareham Borough Council who have adopted CIL and began […]

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