Our client approached us as they had found themselves in a challenging situation. Westminster City Council were actively undertaking enforcement action against their company due to the erection of several recently erected modest structures. The client approached us to assist them as they were unsure how best to respond to the local authority and moreover did not want to make errors in that response which could result in significant expenses being incurred. The client had not maliciously erected structures in contravention of planning law in their view and sought our view on the likelihood of successfully dealing with the local authority and enforcement team as well as our architectural view on the quality of the structures that had been installed.
We provided clear, honest and informed advice in response to this. The deliverables we produced allowed for the formation of a detailed Planning Application. To do this effectively, we evaluated the structures architectural merit within their Conservation Area setting, the adjoining Listed Buildings, Local Plan, London Plan and NPPF, the history of the site, justifications for the intervention and confirmed what would be required to build a solid case for the project.
A comprehensive package of detailed supporting evidence and drawings was produced in coordination with the client. Among other items, this included a thorough Design and Access Statement, Planning Statement and coherent, high quality architectural drawings showing the pre-existing situation and existing situation, all of which was submitted to Westminster City Council for consideration.
Planning consent was granted without delay as Westminster City Council were presented with logical arguments, evidence of grounds for the justification for the intervention and clear communication was provided to the Case Officer throughout.
All legal action against our client was immediately dropped.
- Construction Complete
- On Site
- Planning Approval