Planning permission was granted for the change of use from car showroom(sui generis) to retail(A1), in Chiswick, London Borough of Hounslow.
The property had been a car showroom for a significant period of time, however, with the previous occupant BMW moving the client wanted to secure an A1 permission.
MZA carefully researched the site history and established that the site was within the Chiswick Town Centre and that in policy terms there should be no objection in principle to the change of use.
MZA prepared and submitted a planning application that was met with objection from residents and opposition from the Council. After a great deal of negotiation planning permission was granted subject to a legal agreement to secure improvements to parking bays near the application site.