Northbourne plot split planning consultants BournemouthBournemouth Borough Council: Pure Town Planning are pleased to announce that we have just secured planning permission to split an existing large plot at Saxonhurst Road, Northbourne. The consent is to form a new plot for a modest, detached three bedroom dwelling with associated access and off-street parking.

The applicant approached Pure Town Planning for advice as they had always felt as a family that their spacious side garden was well suited for an additional detached property. After visiting the site and assessing the wider street scene it became clear that the plot represented an excellent development opportunity, with several other properties within the area already obtaining planning permission for similar developments. In line with good practice, we initially submitted a pre-application enquiry to Bournemouth Borough Council to establish their view on the principle of development. As part of the pre-application enquiry we prepared an indicative site plan demonstrating how the development could be laid out and wrote a supporting statement setting out the merits of the proposals. A positive pre-application response was issued by the Council and we were subsequently instructed to prepare, submit and manage a full planning application.

Northbourne plot split planning consultant BournemouthAs part of the preparation process we produced a design brief and tendered for an architect on behalf of our client. Following this process Anders Roberts Cheer were appointed by the client to provide the plans and we worked in collaboration with them to produce the scheme. Once the plans were ready we proceeded to submit the planning application accompanied by a comprehensive supporting design, access and planning statement which set out the merits of the scheme and demonstrated that the scheme complied with the national and local planning policy.

Throughout the application process Chris kept in regular contact with the case officer and legal team at Bournemouth Borough Council to ensure that the planning process ran smoothly. In this instance, Chris had to negotiate with the case officer to overcome her concerns about the relationship between the proposed unit and the wider street scene, which resulted in the submission of amended plans to the Council. Once the amended plans were received, the case officer instructed the Council’s legal team to prepare the Section 106 legal agreement for signing by the applicant. Chris reviewed the technical details of legal agreement and explained it all to the client in a clear and concise manner to ensure they fully understood the planning obligations associated with the permission. The applicant was happy with agreement and a signed copy was deposited with the Council to support the proposal. Once the received the planning application was duly recommended approval and planning permission was granted by the Council within the 8 week target determination date.

The client was delighted with the decision stating “This is fantastic news and we are all delighted. Thank you for all your help and assistance, you did a great job!”

If you are wondering whether your garden, either on its own or in combination with neighbouring gardens, has any development potential then we would be delighted to advise you. We offer a confidential FREE half hour consultation so to discuss whether back-land development on your property is a possibility call us on 01202 585524 or email  or even pop in and see us to find out how we may be able to help.