Categories
Community & Leisure

Home Farm Yoga Tent

Case Studies

Sector:
Leisure

Location:
Elstree, Hertfordshire

Local Authority:
Hertsmere Borough Council

Project Overview

A planning application submitted by Warner Planning for the erection of a yoga tent for a temporary period of two years.

Warner Planning submitted a planning application to Hertsmere Borough Council for permission to erect a Yoga Tent for a temporary period of two years at a Glamping site situated within the Green Belt in rural Hertfordshire.

The key challenge was regarding development in the Green Belt, however based on the beneficial evidence submitted by Warner Planning, the Planning Officer deemed that this was a case of very special circumstances, and the benefits of the scheme outweighed any limited harm identified.  

As such the application was approved by Hertsmere Borough Council in May 2021.

In 2023 a subsequent application was submitted by Warner Planning and was again approved by Hertsmere Borough Council to retain the Yoga Tent for a further period of two years.

Photo credit: Home Farm Glamping

Categories
Domestic Residential

Brook End, Sandy, Bedfordshire

Case Studies

Sector:
Residential

Location:
Sandy, Bedfordshire

Local Authority:
Central Bedfordshire

Project Overview

A planning application submitted for the erection of a two-storey side and a two-storey rear extension including demolition of existing two-storey rear development, and the erection of a detached garage and relocation of the property entrance with the erection of a porch.

After a previous application to demolish and rebuild the property was refused, Warner Planning submitted a new application to extend this Victorian property situated in Sandy, Bedfordshire to both the side and the rear.

Key challenges relating to safeguarding the amenity of adjoining properties, vehicular access, landscaping, controlling the visual amenity of the locality, and proximity to the public highway were all overcome through collaborative working with the council and secured by conditions.

The application was approved in September 2023 by Central Bedfordshire Council.

Categories
Residential

Rose and Crown Pub

Case Studies

Sector:
Residential

Location:
Stone, Buckinghamshire

Local Authority:
Buckinghamshire Council – Aylesbury Vale Area

Project Overview

A planning application submitted for the demolition of the rear elements of the public house, and the erection of three-3 bed houses with associated parking and landscaping.

Warner Planning submitted a planning application to Buckinghamshire Council to demolish the ‘unsympathetic’ rear extensions of the then closed Rose and Crown Public House situated within the Hartwell Conservation Area in Stone, Buckinghamshire and erect Three x 3-bed houses with associated parking and landscaping.

Warner Planning positively and proactively engaged with Buckinghamshire Council and the Heritage Officer to alleviate the key challenges relating to the design and layout of the scheme. The amended design addressed the concerns of the Heritage Officer to provide a development that responded to the character and appearance of more historic properties nearby and would not have any impact on the wider landscape or views of the surrounding countryside.

The application was approved in August 2021

Categories
Residential

Lillington Avenue

Case Studies

Sector:
Residential

Location:
Leamington Spa

Local Authority:
Warwick District Council

Project Overview

A planning application submitted for a three-storey rear extension to enable an internal reconfiguration of 7 existing one-bed flats to create 4 two-bed and 5 one bed flats for a total of 13 bedrooms on a period property within the Conservation Area.

Warner Planning positively engaged with Warwick District Council responding to feedback received on previously withdrawn applications to submit a revised application to extend this property situated within the Conservation Area in Leamington Spa.

Throughout the determination of the application a number of additional queries were raised by the Council particularly around parking, proposed internal space standards, outlook and finer architectural details.  These key challenges relating to a period property were dealt with sensitively and with regular oversight from the Council. Ultimately the Council were able to offer Officer support for the proposed works and all technical queries and planning matters were all overcome via collaborative working with the Council and particularly through building an excellent working relationship with the Case Officer which was mutually beneficial to both parties.

The application was recommended for approval by Officers and was presented and debated at the Planning Committee in January 2024 where it was approved by Members of Committee.

Categories
Care Residential

Former Greenfield School

Case Studies

Sector:
Care, Residential

Location:
Woking, Surrey

Local Authority:
Woking Borough Council

Project Overview

A planning application submitted for the Proposed erection of a new 4-storey building with mansard roof forming 49no. Extra Care apartments (C2 Use Class) for older persons with associated communal facilities, parking and hard and soft landscaping following demolition of existing Locally Listed building.

Warner Planning positively engaged with the community to submit a planning application to Woking Borough Council to demolish a Locally Listed building in Woking, Surrey and erect a new 4-storey building forming 49 Extra Care apartments for older persons with associated communal facilities, parking and hard and soft landscaping.

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Categories
Residential

Claremont Avenue

Case Studies

Sector:
Residential

Location:
Woking, Surrey

Local Authority:
Woking Borough Council

Project Overview

A planning application submitted for erection of a part four storey, part three storey building, including accommodation in the roof space, comprising 9x self-contained flats and associated access, parking, landscaping, bin and cycle storage following demolition of existing building.

Warner Planning submitted a planning application to Woking Borough Council to demolish an existing two storey detached building in Woking with previous Class E use and erect a part four-storey, part three-storey residential building comprising of nine self-contained flats.

Warner Planning worked collaboratively with the Council to overcome the key challenges relating to a Tree Preservation Order, and the change of use. Both the principle of residential development and the replacement of trees on site were considered acceptable.

The application was recommended for approval by Officers and was presented and debated at the Planning Committee in where it was approved by Members of Committee in January 2022 subject to a Section 106 agreement

Categories
Residential

Leigh Street

Case Studies

Sector:
Residential

Location:
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

Local Authority:
Wycombe District Council (Now Buckinghamshire Council)

Project Overview

A Planning application submitted for the redevelopment of a brownfield site, within a conservation area for 228 dwellings.

The site is located in a sensitive location in High Wycombe between a diverse residential area and a lively local shopping district. It comprised a group of commercial buildings, some of which have been vacant for over 25 years, these included the locally listed Birch House which is remembered as the first ‘G Plan’ furniture factory in High Wycombe. This was to be retained as a significant heritage asset and inspired the architecture of the new build elements.

Simon Warner submitted and managed planning application for Leigh Street High Wycombe. Working closely with the client, consultant team and Local Planning Authority to ensure that the project was progressed in a timely manner to ensure that the clients and Council’s deadlines were met. This included ensuring that the respective technical reports coordinated to result in a clear development form balancing a number of constraints.

Through teamwork and taking a balanced approach, we were able to secure consent for the scheme within ten months of appointment. We developed a strong working relationships with the Council and the project team to ensure that the project was progressed efficiently and effectively.

Categories
Commercial

Patchetts

Case Studies

Sector:
Residential

Location:
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Local Authority:
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Project Overview

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