BCP Council (Bournemouth):  Matt Annen, a director of the firm is pleased to have secured two certificate of lawfulness each for the proposed use of the first and second floors of a property to be used as two flats in The Triangle area of Bournemouth. The two properties were adjacent premises with separate addresses but both owned by our client and so we secured lawful use for four flats in total but due to the regulations contained within Part 3, Class G of The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order (as amended) we had to submit as two separate processes.

The issues to be considered for the planning department were whether the proposed change of use would meet the requirements of the legislation. Class G (a) of the legislation states that development consisting of a change of use of a building from a use for any purpose within Class A2 (financial and professional services) of the Schedule to the Use Classes Order, to a mixed use for any purpose within Class A2 (financial and professional services) of that schedule and up to two flats.

The officer confirmed for each application that the development as shown on the plans would be in accordance with the limitations set out
in the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 (as amended). It therefore was concluded that the proposed development can be classed as Permitted Development.

So if you’re looking to regularise an existing lawful use or are looking to propose a lawful development and would like that degree of comfort that a certificate of lawfulness provides, why not give Pure Town Planning a call for a free 30-minute consultation to see how we can assist.

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