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light industrial building to a house in the green belt

Having already confirmed the change of use of a building from an office to a house, Bloomfields have achieved a further permission on a site in the Green Belt to change the use of an industrial unit to a further house.  This has given our client a range of options for their site. During the […]

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Planning Permission to convert three large portal framed buildings

Bloomfields is pleased to have successfully obtained planning permission for the conversion of three large portal-framed buildings into detached dwellings. Following the Council’s determination that permitted development rights would not be available for the change of use of the buildings due to the imposition of a restrictive condition, we have managed to work with Officers […]

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Another day, another building permitted for conversion

Another client in the Ashford area is benefitting from planning permission for the conversion of a barn. Yet again this barn had a history of refused planning applications for conversion which were able to be picked apart by Bloomfields’ former Planning Officers. This time the barn was permitted due to the structural work required and […]

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Four detached dwellings approved in the kent downs aonb

Bloomfields prides itself on being able to offer professional and impartial advice. However, this is not to say that the firm is not at the cutting edge when it comes to decisive planning issues and precedential cases. The firm very often seeks to challenge the accepted planning principles of an area and has, for example, […]

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Approval for new dwelling to side of property

Full full planning permission has been gained by Bloomfields for the erection of a two-storey attached dwelling and associated parking within the side garden of our clients property which is in a residential area of Paddock Wood. The scheme followed significant negotiation with the Local Authority before a suitable scheme was agreed. Within the application […]

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Certificate of lawful use for an unrestricted dwelling

Bloomfields has successfully obtained a Lawful Use Certificate for a former rural workers dwelling which was restricted by an occupancy condition to “a person solely or mainly employed or last employed locally in agriculture”. Within the submission Bloomfields provided a robust case with supporting information and evidence to show that the use of the property […]

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Class Q structural integrity success

Following the refusal of the prior approval for the change of use of an agricultural building to residential, on the grounds of structural integrity, Bloomfields provided advice to their client regarding the best way of presenting a successful re-submission. The application was re-submitted to the Council with significant structural justification and analysis of the legislation, […]

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Bloomfields has secured prior approval for the conversion of an agricultural building to a house with a first floor, utilising a bespoke design for the floors integration within the main frame. Despite the reservations of the Local Planning Authority about the inclusion of a first floor, Bloomfields overcame the Council’s concerns by showing how the first floor […]

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Annex’s use as a separate dwellinghouse secured

Bloomfields successfully gained a Certificate of Lawfulness for the use of an annex as a separate dwellinghouse. Bloomfields meticulously went through the background information and evidence with the client to ensure that more than ten years of evidence supported the use of the annex as a house. Once this had been verified, Bloomfields presented the […]

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Redevelopment of farm and industrial yard

Bloomfields have secured the grant of planning permission for the redevelopment of a large site that includes demolition of part and conversion of a workshop building to form a detached four bedroom dwelling with a courtyard garden, extension and alterations to a residential dwelling to provide a 3/4 bedroom dwelling and demolition of a further […]

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