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Bracknell Forest Council - Projects completed
Appeal Allowed for house extension in the Green Belt - Warfield
We submitted an appeal following refusal by BFBC for a modest house extension to a dwelling in the Green Belt. The Appeal has been Allowed - the Inspector agreed that whilst the extension would have resulted in a 60% increase, it was in character with the host dwelling and did not harm the openness of the Green Belt.
Planning permission granted at Committee for an outbuilding in Ascot
We submitted an application for an outbuilding to be used as an annexe, ancillary to the main house. The neighbours raised much objection to this and the application was reported within the local Ascot News. However, it was reported to Planning Committee and approved subject to a legal agreement to ensure it remains ancillary to the house.
Planning application for Halfway House at Berkshire Golf Club, granted planning permission
We submitted a planning application for the erection of a toilet block with shelter and associated septic
tank following the demolition of existing toilet block within the extensive grounds of the Golf Club.
The application was supported with a Tree Survey and granted planning permission within 8 weeks.
Public Inquiry for 350 housing scheme in Binfield
August 2017 - January 2018
I acted for Bracknell Borough Council as their planning witness at a 3 week public inquiry (in December) against a scheme for up to 350 residential dwellings, land for a one-form entry primary school, a medical centre including pharmacy (1,200 sq m), a sports pavilion (140 sq m), open space, landscaping, Suitable Alternative Natural Greenspace (SANG) and drainage on land to the south of Foxley Lane, Binfield.
I drafted a 10,000 word Proof of Evidence, attended meetings with the barrister, attended the site visits and gave evidence at the Inquiry. The Inspector dismissed the scheme due to the impact the development would have upon the landscape and due to its unsustainable location. A great decision for the borough.
Planning appeal allowed for a detached garage in the Green Belt - Winkfield, near Windsor
I wrote the planning justification for the retention of a detached garage adjacent to a detached dwellinghouse in the Green Belt. The Inspector agreed that the garage would not harm the openness of the Green Belt and approved the scheme for a temporary period of 2 years.
Planning application - Detached garage in Bracknell granted planning permission
Cameron Jones Planning were successful in gaining planning permission for a detached garage after a year
long battle with the Council over its height. The owners had gained permission for the garage with a room in
the roof but when it was built the roof was raised by 30cm. The Council received complaints that it was not in
accordance to the approved plans and refused planning permission for an amended version of the garage.
I then provided advice and submitted a new planning application to retain the building as constructed
presenting the application with a streetscene plan to show that there was no harm. 13 letters of support were
submitted and the application was approved. The owners can now complete the building. The relieved owner
stated "Thanks so much again. It really is wonderful news!"
Planning application - extension to Berkshire Golf Club, granted planning permission
We submitted an application for a new canopy/front porch to the impressive Berkshire Golf Club.
Cameron Jones Planning drafted the planning statement and liaised with the Council. Planning permission
was granted within 8 weeks.
Planning application submitted for two new houses in the Green Belt -
Winkfield, near Windsor
Cameron Jones Planning were instructed to advise and draft a planning statement for the demolition of two houses and their replacement with two houses. The site has many protected trees and protected species and is within the Green Belt. All these issues were addressed in the Planning Statement. Granted planning permission.