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London Borough of Havering

Gidea Park, Romford

Significant extensions in a Conservation Area

Following a negative Council response to a planning application, the client approached Thompson Planning for assistance. Quick intervention allowed an extension of time to the existing planning application process. Revisions were then negotiated with the Council and a planning permission secured.

The site was in a Conservation Area, but the design had initially responded only to the client brief. Review of the history of the site allowed the design to demonstrate retention of original features and the Planning Supporting Statement prepared by Thompson Planning was instrumental in receiving permission.

Extending the initial application retained the ‘free-go’ for the homeowner and saved a lot of time. Subsequently revisions were required at the build stage and the ‘free-go’ proved useful to the client.

*Images credited to EV Architects