Planning Applications

At A. B. Consulting we have extensive experience of preparing all types of planning applications, including house extensions, barn conversions and larger residential and commercial developments. We offer a comprehensive service from initial feasibility studies, and negotiations with the local planning authority, to producing detailed architectural drawings and robust design and access statements and final submission.

Specific Areas of Expertise

With the above as a good overview of our services, listed below are some specific areas of expertise:

  • Planning / Listed Building / Advertisement Applications and Appeals
  • Urban and Rural Developments / Redevelopments
  • Housing Developments
  • Industrial Proposals
  • Conservation Area Proposals
  • Enforcement Cases
  • Local Development Framework / Unitary Development Plans
  • Development Appraisals
  • Barn Conversions
  • Domestic Extensions
  • Affordable Housing Schemes
  • Rural 'Exceptions' Proposals
  • Business / Retail / Office / Commercial Developments
  • Town Centre Development / Redevelopments
  • Shops, Cafes, Restaurant Uses
  • Leisure Proposals
  • Lawful Use Certificates

Below are some examples of planning permissions we have obtained.

Project 1 Apartments Development

Location:        Coton Hill, Shrewsbury

Use:                Residential

Constraints:   Conservation Area

Planning approval has recently been granted for a redevelopment scheme of a derelict public house to provide 10 homes / apartments on this riverside site in the conservation area. We were involved in the process from start to finish including much pre-application discussion with the conservation officer.

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Coton Hill Shrewsbury - Front Elevation Coton Hill Shrewsbury - View South Coton Hill Shrewsbury - View North Coton Hill Shrewsbury - View from Courtyard

Project 2 Affordable Housing

Location:        Leintwardine Herefordshire

Use:                Residential

We have recently obtained planning permission of 20 affordable houses on this greenfield site on the edge of Leintwardine. Substantial pre-application discussion with the council and local residents helped smooth the application through to approval.

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Leintwardine Siteplan

Project 3 Barn Conversion

Location:        Wem, North Shropshire

Use:                Residential

Constraints:   Listed Building

This project involved the subdivision of an existing dwelling to create one new dwelling. Planning permission had previously been granted for this barn conversion to residential use. However the accommodation provided was too large for the applicant and therefore A. B. Consulting undertook a subsequent planning application to subdivide the barn into two dwellings. The barn was also curtilage listed which means that it is within the grounds of a listed building and therefore listed building consent was also required. Following negotiations with the Local Planning Authority and detailed plans and drawings being produced the planning application received permission in September 2009.

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Barn Conversion Front Elevation Barn Conversion Rear Elevation Barn Conversion Side Elevation

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