BCP Council (Poole area): Neil McKeon is delighted to have secured planning permission for two rear of site semi-detached dwellings on Palmer Road, Poole.

In 2020, an application for two detached dwellings to the rear of the site was refused by the Council in respect to insufficient land assembly, preserving the character and appearance of the area and parking shortfall. Pure Town Planning were approached by the agent to advise how best to proceed. We confirmed that an appeal would not be the best option in this particular instance and that a step by step approach would yield more success.

With the appeal ruled out, an application for a single larger dwelling was proposed. Amendments were made to improve the relationship to the host property and addressed the objections of the previous proposal. Once secured, we then submitted a revised application for two semi-detached dwellings on a larger footprint than before. As the majority of the built form and principle of the plot severance was already accepted, this allowed for a more streamlined route back to a two unit scheme – which was the applicant’s ultimate goal.

Following further negotiations between Planning Officers and Pure Town Planning, with DOT Architecture providing the plans, the application for two units was approved – much to the applicant’s delight. This is a good example of how a thought-out planning strategy is paramount in securing consents from the Council, even after previously refused applications.

If you have a site with backland development potential, or a previous refusal which needs a fresh planning perspective, then please call us or email info@puretownplanning.co.uk to see if we can assist you.