Successful Business Plan

Patrick Durr Associates has successfully legitimised a commercial property near Goudhurst, under Tunbridge Wells Borough Council, following a two-part process. The applicant approached us following a planning enforcement report that commercial use of former agricultural buildings was taking place without planning permission. We visited the application site and noted all uses, as well as [...]

2017-11-13T22:20:57+00:00 January 30th, 2016|Planning News|Comments Off on Successful Business Plan

Home is where the Horse is

We are pleased to announce another equestrian development approved near Cranbrook, under Tunbridge Wells Borough Council. The clients are keen equestrian enthusiasts with multiple successes in dressage and showing. Following the purchase of a top-class Grand Prix Dressage prospect, who is hoped may make the Olympics, the clients required complete redevelopment of their existing equestrian [...]

2017-10-26T08:34:47+00:00 November 10th, 2015|Planning News|Comments Off on Home is where the Horse is

Hit for Four!

Patrick Durr Associates has experienced another busy and successful month culminating in four applications approved in one week via Swale Borough Council, Wealden District Council and Maidstone Borough Council. One application at Swale Borough Council had been “called-in” to Planning Committee for deliberation due to local concerns. Following a well balanced debate and on site [...]

2017-10-26T08:34:47+00:00 October 13th, 2015|Planning News|Comments Off on Hit for Four!

More Garden, More Fun!

Last week we were pleased to achieve a Certificate of Lawful Existing Use or Development (CLEUD) increasing the lawful use of a client’s garden by 48 per cent. The client had purchased the property near Sittingbourne in 2006 however there was always uncertainty over a large area of garden adjoining their house. Patrick Durr Associates [...]

2017-10-26T08:34:47+00:00 August 31st, 2015|Planning News|Comments Off on More Garden, More Fun!

Planning Nightmare to Dream Home

Patrick Durr Associates has successfully secured planning permission just outside Cranbrook for the conversion of a building into a detached, three-bedroomed dwelling with carport and a small block of stables. The application site was a former horticultural building set within approximately 3 acres. The site had a long chequered history of planning refusals and enforcement notices. [...]

2017-10-26T08:34:47+00:00 August 14th, 2015|Planning News|Comments Off on Planning Nightmare to Dream Home

Another Barn to House Granted

Patrick Durr Associates are pleased to announce another Prior Approval application granted under Class Q Permitted Development. The new dwelling has been allowed on a farm just outside Goudhurst, Kent and the project presented some difficult challenges. The owner of the farm wanted to provide a dwelling for immediate family, yet equally wanted the farm [...]

2017-10-26T08:34:47+00:00 July 27th, 2015|Planning News|Comments Off on Another Barn to House Granted

The Great Brownfield Push

Further to the Chancellor’s Summer Budget on Wednesday, the Government has today introduced its simply named “The Productivity Plan”, which highlights the importance of increasing housebuilding and the construction industry. The main highlights of the Plan include: Sites in the planned statutory registers of brownfield land suitable for housing will automatically be allocated planning permission. [...]

2017-10-26T08:34:47+00:00 July 10th, 2015|Planning News|Comments Off on The Great Brownfield Push

Continued Barn Success

Patrick Durr Associates are continuing their 100 per cent record of approved Class Q Permitted Development applications proposing the change of use of agricultural buildings to residential use, with a further three approvals this week! Two new approvals are within one agricultural unit on the outskirts of Ashford. One building is steel framed with profile [...]

2015-06-09T11:51:50+00:00 May 14th, 2015|Planning News|Comments Off on Continued Barn Success

Clark In, Pickles Out

Following the new Conservative Government, David Cameron has announced Greg Clark, MP for Tunbridge Wells as the new Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government. This move has brought an end to the flag and bunting loving tenure of Eric Pickles MP. The Government’s Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) is responsible for [...]

2017-10-26T08:34:48+00:00 May 11th, 2015|Planning News|Comments Off on Clark In, Pickles Out

New Permitted Development

On 26 March 2015, a new General Permitted Development Order was laid before Parliament. Following the countless amendments to the former Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 1995, the old provision was disjointed and needed an overhaul. Step forward the new Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 2015 (SI 2015/596), which [...]

2017-10-26T08:34:48+00:00 April 15th, 2015|Planning News|Comments Off on New Permitted Development