Faith Gardens Poole planning consultants BournemouthBorough of Poole: Pure Town Planning are pleased to announce that we have just won another appeal in Poole resulting in planning permission being granted for a pair of semi-detached dwellings at Faith Gardens, which is located in the Newtown area of the Borough.

Faith Gardens, which is situated to the rear of Cynthia Road and Cranbrook Road, is a recently constructed cul-de-sac that has been developed in phases over recent years with the appeal proposal representing phase 6 of development. The dwellings within Faith Gardens are mix of traditional and modern styles and feature the use of both traditional and contemporary materials. The appeal site was an undeveloped parcel of land, currently used as a site facility space in association with the building operations of other developments within Faith Gardens and was occupied by the developer’s site welfare and storage accommodation.

The appellant sought planning permission in May 2015 for the erection of a pair of semi-detached dwellings with associated access and parking at a site. To safeguard neighbouring amenity, the scheme was of a modest one and a half storey scale on its western side with the development incorporating accommodation within the roof void through dormer windows. Upon consideration of the application, the proposals were recommend for approval by the Borough of Poole Planning Officers. However, due to neighbouring objection and a Councillor ‘red card’ the application was taken to Planning Committee for determination, where Members overturned the Officer’s recommendation concluding the development would be “dominant and overbearing and therefore materially harmful to the amenities of the neighbouring occupiers.” Upon receipt of the decision, the developer approached us to appeal the decision.

Faith Gardens Poole planning consultants PooleWe were successfully able to persuade the Inspector that the proposed development, designed by Footprint Architects, would not have a detrimental impact on the amenities of the neighbouring occupiers by virtue of its modest scale and appropriate set back distance from neighbouring dwellings. The planning appeal was therefore allowed with the Inspector concluding that “the proposed development would not be so dominating or enclosing on the occupants of these neighbouring properties so as to cause material harm to their living conditions.”

If you have recently had your planning application refused, speak to Pure Town Planning for a completely honest review of your chances at appeal. Remember your only get a small window to appeal your decision, which varies from 28 days to 6 months depending upon your application, so do not delay getting in touch with us to discuss your options.