Projects / Enforcement


Saving a family home from demolition

A large family home was threatened with demolition after the local planning authority served an enforcement notice on the owners.  It alleged that void areas in the basement were being used as living accommodation, contrary to a planning condition, and argued that the whole house was unlawful and should be demolished.  We not only successfully argued that the house was lawful; we achieved planning permission for the void areas and costs were awarded against the Council concerned.


How we helped

  • Prepared evidence and appeared at Public Inquiry
  • Overturned a restrictive planning condition
  • Achieved permission for basement area
  • Saved the property from demolition
  • Won costs for client against the Council

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