Gaining planning permission for affordable housing
An almshouse charity in Hounslow proposed redeveloping 12 outdated flats into 20 units of affordable housing. After the initial concept was harshly criticised by the Council’s planners, we were asked to advise the project team on amending their initial proposals so that they could obtain planning permission. We led negotiations with the planners and other relevant council departments at the pre-application stage, prepared the planning application and monitored its progress throughout. Planning permission was granted and the development opened in April 2012 providing much needed quality affordable housing to Hounslow residents.