Client: Chariot Properties Ltd
Application Type: Full Application
Proposal: Six Residential Apartments
APL secured Full Planning permission for the erection of two buildings comprising of 6 apartments (3 x two-bed, 2 x one-bed and a studio) with associated landscaping.
DSA came to us to assist with a resubmission of a planning application which had been refused and an appeal dismissed for residential development based on the loss of employment land which the Inspector considered had not been adequately marketed for employment use in line with Luton Local Plan.
The site was not a designated employment land and sat within a predominantly residential area. We presented a case that the use had been abandoned and planning permission would have to be secured for the site to come back into use which hindered any marketing exercise. The Council, unable to provide any history on the B2 use having been lawful, conceded on the loss of employment land.
To address the impact upon the neighbouring properties the two buildings were redesigned and reduced in scale.
The Highways Authority made a request for contributions for Sustainable transport initiatives which we were able to demonstrate didn’t pass the CIL test.