Following the serving of an enforcement notice to demolish a new outbuilding / garage in the grounds of a former vicarage an appeal was presented by Hayston Developments & Planning Ltd which following a lengthy public hearing and exchange of documents was successfully quashed and full retrospective planning permission was then granted.
The Inspector clearly agreed with our argument that "The building would not harm the setting of the adjacent listed building Tawelfan and the associated stables and coach house; nor would it be in conflict with the provisions of the development plan.!
The client Mr Paul McCabe was delighted with the success as the demolition of this building was the desire of Carmarthenshire County Council and that process has been cleared with the help of Hayston Developments & Planning Ltd.
Planning permission has been granted to a controversial development in Neyland after the applicant launched an appeal with the Welsh Government.
Joe Manche sought permission to build a detached property on land to the rear of 66 Cambrian Road. His application was refused by Pembrokeshire County Council in February. The main issue was the effect the proposal would have on the character and appearance of the local Conservation Area. An appeal took place at County Hall on October 23, presided over by Tim Belcher, a Welsh Government-appointed Inspector. It was attended by Mr Manche, his agent, a Pembrokeshire Council planning officer, County Councilor Simon Hancock, as well as concerned local residents. Jacqueline Hurne, who lives in Cambrian Road, told Mr Belcher that if he granted planning permission everybody else would want similar developments. her concerns were echoed by Cllr Hancock, who said: "I would appeal that this place isn't over-developed. The Conservation Area is very important and there is a great deal of concern in the town that should this application be permitted, it would open the floodgates."
Mr Belcher's decision to grant planning permission, subject to several conditions, was issued mid November 2013. The news was welcomed by Mr Manche, who said: "I did not with to cause any damage to the Neyland Conservation Area, which has been our home for the last 30 years. This has been a long battle and whilst our additional cost claim failed, it showed there was some inconsistency in the decision process, with some Pembrokeshire Council officers supporting our application and others objecting."
His Agent, Mr Andrew Vaughan-Harries, of Hayston Developments & planning Ltd, added: "After a number of refusals we are delighted our specially designed bespoke house has been allowed. The Inspector agreed that the proposal would preserve the character and appearance of the Conservation Area and this permission would not create a precedent for other development in Lawerenny Street." (November 2013)
Mr & Mrs Logan - Rear extension allowed against Pembrokeshire County Council - Site at 118 Cromwell Road, Milford Haven
Following a planning refusal by Pembrokeshire County Council to extend his house and no offer of a compromise solution for any alternative scheme, Mr Steve Logan had to appeal to the Planning Inspectorate of the Welsh Assembly Government and used the services of local Chartered Town Planning Consultants and experts Hayston Developments & Planning Ltd.
Mr Logan said "I failed to understand this refusal, as it was sited to the rear of my property, was well designed and hidden by existing trees and hedgerows."
Director & Chartered Town Planner Mr Andrew Vaughan-Harries of Hayston Developments & Planning Ltd stated "A comprehensive case was put to the Inspector, indicating no harm was caused from the development". In the Inspector's decision letter by Mrs Sian Warden granting planning permission commented "The development would be well-designed in terms of siting, form, scale and relationship with the existing townscape characteristics. It would not adversely affect the character of the building or surrounding area and would therefore comply with policies of the Joint Unitary Development Plan." (January 2013)
Mr & Mrs Mochan - two gypsy caravan and utility block allowed and costs against Pembrokeshire County Council won for unreasonable behavior - Site at Kilgetty Pembrokeshire
Mr Chris Goode - Extension allowed in conservation area of the National Park - Site at 7 Prendergast, Solva
No 7 Prendergast, Lower Solva is a traditional stone 2 storey house in the heart of the Conservation Area. Following a refusal of a scheme of major alteration and extension our Practice utilised the free go option with the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and negotiated an alternative scheme of extension/alteration which gained planning approval.
However the client still felt the original proposal (that was refused) had merit. Therefore an appeal and formal hearing was conducted on the first refusal and the Inspector Mr A.D. Poulter also allowed this first scheme on 'it was no more harmful than the recently approved development'. Therefore Hayston Developments & Planning Ltd delivered two alternative schemes of extension and alteration for the cottage to be brought up to both a modern and attractive standard of refurbishments.
Pembrokeshire County Council refused the planning application on the grounds that the application was contrary to Policy 47 (rounding-off) as it would cause poor ribbon development within the countryside. It was taken to appeal and the Planning Inspector agreed with Hayston Developments & Planning Ltd and allowed the appeal by stating "I am satisfied that the site is well related to surrounding development and the proposal amounts to rounding off which would complete and consolidate the built up perimeter of the settlement. The proposal would not be harmful to the character and appearance of the surrounding rural area and it does not conflict with JUDP policy 47." (May 2011)
Mr Robert Watkins - Two Dwellings - Road Frontage of Field enclosure 4826, adjacent to Deerland Park
This application was for erection of 2 dwellings. It was refused by Pembrokeshire County Council on the grounds that the development didn't comply with policy 47 (rounding-off) as it would result in ribbon development within the countryside. It was then taken to appeal where the planning Inspector felt it was appropriate as rounding off development for the village. (November 2008)
This site was refused by Pembrokeshire Coast National Park on the grounds that the development would be out of character of Dinas Cross. It was then taken to appeal and the Inspectorate disagreed with the National Park, and allowed the development as a logical infill dwelling in settlement limits.(June 2009)
Following two design refusals the Practice took the second refusal to appeal with Welsh Assembly Government. A case and argument was made that this clever design proposal enhanced this vernacular Carmarthenshire farmhouse and caused no significant harm. The Inspector agreed with Hayston Developments & Planning Ltd's conclusions and allowed the appeal stating " The sunroom would provide and interesting contrast, clearly distinguished from the original farmhouse, whilst at the same time preserving the visual integrity of the original and reflecting elements of the existing dwelling".