Borough of Poole: Darryl Howells has secured full planning permission to erect a 4- storey building of ten flats to the rear of the High Street and fronting Lagland Street in Poole. The approved building has parking and full vehicular access through the building (to the shops in the High Street at the rear) on the ground floor, then two floors each of four flats on each and two penthouse flats on top. The scheme designed by Morgan Design Studio was situated in a challenging location within the Poole Town Centre Conservation Area and adjacent to listed and locally listed buildings.

Darryl used his extensive planning knowledge of the arguments and policy context of the Borough of Poole to rationalise the scheme in planning terms.  Darryl successfully argued that: the contemporary design would positively contribute to the character and appearance of Lagland Street, was an improvement over previously approved scheme, maximised the use of the site for residential development and promoted urban living to the benefit of vitality and viability of the town centre.

Pure Town Planning wrote the Design and Access Statement, the Heritage Statement, and submitted the planning application following it through to its successful conclusion.  The scheme was determined under delegated powers and received the recommendation to approve with 5-6 weeks of the application being submitted, as Darryl had foreseen all the issues that the Council were likely to raise, thereby saved our client time and expense.

If you have a site and want to know how to maximise its development potential with incurring expensive outlay or delay, then call the Pure Town Planning team on 01202 585524 or email