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Shisha Lounge granted planning permission after successful appeal in Hammersmith

We are thrilled to announce that our appeal for shisha smoking and associated alterations has been allowed and granted planning permission in the London Borough of Hammersmith.

We originally submitted an application for shisha smoking and associated alterations, which was refused on the LPA’s grounds of impacts on residential amenity.

To ensure we addressed the LPA’s concerns,

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Planning permission granted for dental surgery in Basildon

Our client approached us after plans to expand their dental surgery chairs across the branches. We submitted an application to Basildon to increase the existing 3 dental chairs by 2 dental chairs, totalling 5.

If your dental practice requires more dental chairs, send us an email today to office@mzaplanning.com and we’ll be happy to talk through your options.

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Application for self-contained flats granted in Chiswick

We are pleased to share our approval for our certificate of lawfulness application in Hounslow, for the use of 3 self-contained flats.

MZA carefully prepared floorplans and a supporting statement certifying the use of the property over the past few years.

If you need assistance with applying for a certificate of lawfulness, or have more questions about the process,

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Householder Appeal won and planning permission granted in Wembley, Brent

Our client received a refusal for the demolition of an existing side store and rear extension; erection of two storey side and rear extensions and front porch extension to dwellinghouse in Brent.

After careful research and concluding the proposed development’s consistency with relevant policies and aims of the LPA’s Development Plan, we took the case to appeal. We argued that the proposed development would deliver high quality living and accommodation with sufficient levels of natural light and outlook.

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Householder Appeal won in Elmbridge, Surrey

Our client approached us after having received a refusal from Elmbridge, for the erection of a 1.8m high side boundary fence. The Council argued that the proposal would appear incongruous and overly dominant in the street scene. We challenged this and proposed that the fencing would have no harmful impact on neighbouring amenities.

The planning inspectorate allowed the appeal and granted planning permission,

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Advertisement consent granted for Hillingdon development

Development: Cladding of entrance canopy structure, installation of planters, installation of cooling unit and associated extract duct, erection of non-illuminated signs, erection of smoking shelter and associated alterations

The London Borough of Hillingdon have granted our application for advertisement consent in Hayes, Hillingdon.

MZA submitted a supporting heritage and planning statement, outlining the proposal’s positive visual contributions to the locality and historical significance.

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Appeal won in Hounslow for 2-storey side extension

We are really pleased to announce that we won a successful appeal for the erection of a two storey side, part single part two storey rear extension to the house in Brentford, Hounslow.

MZA carefully compiled a statement of case to the Planning Inspectorate, arguing the proposal would preserve the neighbouring amenity, character and appearance and compliance with the 2015 Hounslow Local Plan.

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Change of use from A1 to tattoo parlour approved in Lewisham

Our application for a change of use from A1 to tattoo parlour has been approved in the London Borough of Lewisham.

MZA carefully prepared a Design & Access Statement alongside existing and proposed floor plans. The council granted the proposal as acceptable.

If you’re thinking of opening up a tattoo parlour, or wish to change an A1 use,

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Roof terrace extension granted in Ealing

We are excited to announce the approval of our roof terrace extension in Ealing. Our client proposed to enlarge the existing roof terrace and install a glass balustrade.

We have handled many successful roof terrace planning applications. If you would like to discuss your proposal today, give us a call on 020 8995 7848.

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Havering place of worship application approved

Development: Extend use of premises as a place of worship and assembly

We are pleased to see our application granted for a place of worship (F.1) application in Havering. MZA submitted a covering letter and drawings showing the proposed use.

If you have a similar application you’d like to discuss, give us a call today on 020 8995 7848

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Planning application for Childcare facility granted in Brent

After close to a year’s worth of preparation, we are delighted to announce that our application for Childcare on Domestic Premises was granted in the London Borough of Brent.

We prepared a transport report, management plan, architectural drawings and a supporting statement. The proposed development would co-locate educational and social infrastructure with housing, without any material loss of housing.

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Change of use from A1 to A3 approved in Ealing

We are pleased to announce that our application for a change of use from A1 to A3 (Class E) was approved in Ealing.

Previously used as an off-license, our client proposed an A3 restaurant use. We submitted plans alongside a supporting statement and the council granted the proposal acceptable.

Get in touch today if you have plans for an A3 change of use –

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Objection won for residential development in Ealing

Development: Conversion of a dwellinghouse into seven self-contained residential units (4 x 1 bed; 2 x 2 bed; 1 x 3 bed); alterations to existing basement; raising of roof ridge height to rear in line with existing main roof; rear roof extension to main roofslope; rear roof extension to rear outrigger incorporating a two Juliet balconies; installation of one rooflight to the front roofslope;

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Wandsworth ground floor flat approved

Our client approached us to submit a planning application for a 2 bedroom ground floor self-contained flat in the London Borough of Wandsworth. We submitted floor plans and a supporting statement, alongside supporting evidence.

Give us a call today if you have a similar development in mind – 020 8995 7848.

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Class E: Cafes & Restaurants

You may be wondering whether you should take the planning application route, or apply for a certificate of lawfulness for your Class E proposal.

Before you go ahead, it’s best to double check whether your change of use will require planning permission.

Depending on your requirements, we can help you to decide the best route to take in obtaining planning permission.

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Happy Easter

From everyone at MZA, wishing you, your family and friends a Happy Easter and peaceful weekend.

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Enforcement Appeal won in Waltham Forest

Development: the material change of use of the rear section of the land to provide an independent self-contained dwelling

We were approached by our client threatened with enforcement action to demolish an outbuilding used previously used as a self-contained dwelling, turned into parking provision. We carefully compiled a detailed supporting appeal statement, arguing that the outbuilding has improved the visual amenity of the area through high-quality materials and good design practices.

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If you’ve had your planning application rejected or you’re thinking of building a new development, we can help you.

We offer a Case Review service which entails:

  • Research into planning policies
  • Video Call or Site Visit
  • Written feedback on how to best proceed with your decision

Email us today at office@mzaplanning.com if you or someone you know is unsure where to start,

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Enforcement appeal quashed for Barnet HMO

Development: Without planning permission the change of use of the property to a large scale House in Multiple Occupation (Sui Generis)

Our client was issued a Planning Enforcement notice by Barnet Council alleging that the property had been converted into a HMO. When we were instructed by our client we inspected the property and it became clear that the property had not been converted into a HMO but instead into 11 self-contained flats.

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Objection won for single storey outbuilding in Chiswick

We lodged an objection against a planning application to erect an outbuilding in Chiswick. We were successfully able to argue that the proposal in effect was seeking approval for a new dwelling at the bottom of the garden based on the provision of primary accommodation, size etc. Hounslow Council agreed with our assessment and duly refused planning permission for the proposal.

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Air-conditioning units application allowed in Hillingdon

Development: Air-conditioning units x2

Air-conditioning units approved by Hillingdon Council on the rear elevation of the property.

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Ealing rear extension and front porch granted planning

Development: Single storey rear extension and front porch

Single storey rear wraparound extension approved by Ealing Council. Following the client brief we set about designing a wraparound extension. The application was supported by a statement explaining the proposal and the negligible impact it would have on the character of the area and the living conditions of neighbouring occupiers.

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Hounslow appeal won for single storey wraparound extension

Development: Erection of single storey wraparound extension, roof extension and associated alterations

MZA have won x2 planning appeals against Hounslow Council. The first related to a ground floor wrap around extension and the second to a roof extension. The property was located in Brentford and in a Conservation area.

The council argued that the proposal would erode the character of the host dwelling.

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Householder appeal for conversion of roofspace won in Hillingdon

Development: Conversion of roofspace to habitable use to include a rear dormer, 2 front dormers, 2 rooflights and conversion of both sides of roof from hip to gable end

Our client approached us following a refusal of planning permission by Hillingdon Council for a hip to gable roof extension and full-width rear dormer extension. located on a corner plot the Council argued that the proposal would be highly visible and harmful to the streetscene.

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Creation of 2 additional flats approved in Bexley

Development: Creation of an additional unit (1/2 bed) in the loft space with one or two units to the side entrance.

Our client approached us to secure planning permission for 2 additional flats by extending the roof of the property, however, after an initial review we concluded that thus was overly ambitious and that there was only sufficient space for 1 studio flat.

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C3 residential use application granted in Newham

Development: Change of use from C3 to Use under Class C3(b) as a dwelling house by not more than six residents living together as a single household where care is provided for residents

We have secured approval for a Lawful Development Certificate in the London Borough of Newham to change the use of a House into a property where 6 people can reside and where care is provided for the residents.

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Minor Material Amendment application granted planning permission in Richmond

The Royal Borough of Richmond Upon Thames has approved our application for a minor material amendment to allow for a flank window to be openable. We were able to argue that the reconfigure window by reason of the new proposed opening angle would not have an adverse impact on the living conditions of neighbouring occupiers.

Call us today to start your planning application.

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Appeal won in Hillingdon for single storey rear extension

Our client approached us following the refusal of planning permission for a garage extension by the London Borough of Hillingdon. We reviewed his case and concluded that he had very strong grounds to appeal. We prepared a robust Householder appeal and were able to argue that the proposal would not have an adverse impact on the character or appearance of the area.

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Merry Christmas from the team to you!

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

We would like to say a huge thank you to all of our clients for your continued support throughout this year.

Please note that the office will be closed for the Christmas period from 24/12/2020 – 01/01/2021.

Stay safe and see you in 2021!

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Southwark grants permission for rear and basement extension

Development: Ground floor extension, basement, side extension and pool house

Planning permission secured in London Borough of Southwark for a rear extension and basement extension following a pre-application submission including swimming pool. Following a positive pre-application submission we worked with the project architect, tree consultants and construction specialists and submitted a comprehensive planning application. We liaised closely with the Council planning officers and secured planning permission.

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Two-storey 4 bed dwelling granted planning permission in Brent

We have successfully secured planning permission for the creation of 4 new dwellings including the erection of a 4 bedroom detached dwelling in a Conservation area in London Borough of Brent. The proposal involved the conversion of the existing property into 3 dwellings. 4 Outbuildings were approved in the rear as well as cycle parking and landscaping. The proposal follows a pre-application submission.

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Appeal won for porch extension and canopy to property of church in Hounslow

Development: Erection of Porch Extension and Canopy to the flank of property

Our client’s property is a locally listed building and we applied to add a front entrance porch extension, however, Hounslow Council refused planning permission on the grounds of adverse impact on the character of the property.

We were instructed to handle the appeal and successfully argued that the extension which would be predominantly glazed would not obscure views of the locally listed building or any of its ornate features.

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Planning permission granted for single storey side and rear extension in Hounslow

Development: Single storey side and rear extension and first side infill extension

Planning permission was granted by Hounslow Council for a ground floor wrap-around extension and a first floor infill extension. We had previously secured approval on appeal for the wrap around extension, however, it had expired.

There were no issues during this application and our client has 3 years within which to implement the development.

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Certificate of Lawfulness granted for Haringey C3 application

Development: Use under Class C3(b) as a dwelling house by not more than six residents living together as a single household where care is provided for residents

Our client informed us that they wanted to run a care home for no more than 6 people. Through our understanding of the Use Classes order we understood that this would note require planning permission and that rather than get caught up in the Council’s policies that sought to resist this type of application we opted to submit a certificate of lawfulness.

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Householder appeal for roof extension and balcony allowed in Hounslow

Development: Erection of a rear outrigger roof extension with juliet balcony

Our client approached us after being refused planning permission by Hounslow Council to further extend the roof of their property. After carefully review of our client’s case we concluded that planning permission had been unreasonably withheld by Hounslow and that an appeal should be lodged.

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Listed Building Consent granted for conservation area property in Hounslow

We secured planning permission and listed building consent for alterations to a listed building in the Strand on the Green Conservation area in the London Borough of Hounslow.

The application proposed a series of amendments to our previous approvals on the same property.

We liaised with the Heritage Consultant and architect to ensure that the application was as strong as possible.

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Enforcement Appeal won for rear dormer roof extension in Brent

Development: Retrospective application for rear dormer roof extension, rooflight adjacent to dormer, and front rooflight, to dwellinghouse Roof Extension – No longer required to be demolished Our client was issued an Enforcement Notice by Brent Council requiring the total demolition of their roof extension.  We were able to argue under Ground (f) appeal that demolition was excessive and that the client should be allowed to implement the previously approved scheme. ... more »

Retention of garden studio approved in Richmond

Our client contacted us when she was being threatened with Planning Enforcement Action by Richmond Council for erecting a garden studio without obtaining the requisite planning permission.

The property was listed so we made sure to mindful of the relevant of the heritage issues. We were able to prove that the proposal was not harmful to the special character of the listed building and the Council duly approved the application.

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Air-conditioning units application granted in Chiswick High Road

Development: Removal of existing air conditioning units on flat roof and installation of three new air conditioning units to the rear of the premises

We had previously secured planning permission for x2 air-conditioning units on Chiswick High Road. Our client mentioned that they needed an extra AC unit so we set about securing this through an updated noise impact assessment and updated planning drawings.

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Erection of external staircase granted permission in Ealing

Development: Erection of external staircase.

We were approached by our client following a refusal of planning permission for an external staircase. Upon involvement in the case we worked out that screening to protect the privacy of neighbours was missing. Our architect designed a new scheme with our client’s blessing and planning permission was duly granted by Ealing Council.

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Planning application for Camden residential proposal approved

Development: Demolition of garages and erection of single family dwelling-house

We have successfully secured planning permission in London Borough of Camden for a new dwelling that includes a basement. The application was subject to extensive consultation including a design review panel, Councillors review as well as review by the Council’s own consultants. After a series of reviews and clarifications planning permission was finally granted subject to a legal agreement.

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Certificate of lawfulness granted for x2 self-contained flats in Newham

Development: Use as 2 self-contained flats

A client approached us after being threatened with Planning Enforcement action by Newham Council. We liaised with the Council and informed them that we would be submitting an application to prove that the property had been sub-divided more than 4 years ago.

We liaised with our client and advised them what evidence was necessary to prove the lawful use of both flats.

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Wandsworth retention of self-contained ground floor flat granted

Our client instructed us to obtain a certificate of lawfulness for a self-contained flat. We carefully collated and prepared the evidence and submitted the application to Wandsworth Council. We argued that on the balance of probabilities that the flat had existed for 4 years and was lawful by reason of time.

The Council agreed with the evidence and found the use lawful and granted the certificate.

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Appeal won for Hardstanding and associated alterations in Brent

We submitted a planning application followed by an appeal for our client who was being threatened with planning enforcement action for carrying out changes to their front garden without the requisite planning permission by Brent Council.

The property was located in a conservation area, however, we were able to argue that although the percentage of soft landscaping was less than 50% we were increasing it above what was originally existed.

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Outbuilding as D1/C2 sensory room approved in Harrow

Our client received 2 previous refusals for the erection of an outbuilding for a sensory room.

We were then instructed and then advised our client on the best strategy to achieve approval. This included the submission of a Planning Statement and commissioning a noise impact assessment.

Harrow Council planning department were satisfied with the information submitted and recommended the application for approval.

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Erection of garden cabin in Ealing approved

Development: Erection of garden cabin

Our client based in Ealing contacted us as he wanted to erect a garden cabin which then changed to a pergola type structure. His property was a new build so didn’t have permitted development rights. We were able to advise our client on the key planning issues and in this case this was the potential impact on the character and appearance of the area.

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Certificate of lawfulness for Hounslow outbuilding granted as lawful

Development: Erection of garage/outbuilding

Our client owns a property in the Metropolitan open land which has the same status as Greenbelt. We were able to advise them on the most effective route to obtain approval for a detached garage. The garage was 4m high and just over 2m from the site boundary. We advised our client’s architect on the required dimensions and materials and monitored the progress of the application once submitted.

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Objection won for proposed single family dwellinghouse in Hammersmith & Fulham

Our client instructed us to object to a backland residential development that was proposed to the rear of a parade of shops. We were able to lodge an objection focused on local and national planning policy. We argued that the development would have been cramped and spread over 3 levels would have an adverse impact on the neighbouring occupiers living conditions.

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Certificate of lawfulness granted for Hertfordshire conservatory

Development: Conservatory

Our client, a firm of solicitors approached us regarding a probate property and the lawfulness of the conservatory. There was limited planning history for the conservatory structure, however, through our careful research and contacting different Council departments including Planning Enforcement we were able to build a case and prove on the balance of probabilities that the conservatory had been insitu for more than 4 years.

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Planning permission granted for outdoor tables and chairs in Westminster

Development: Use of the public highway measuring 4.3m x 1.4m for the placing of two tables and four chairs

We submitted a planning application for tables and chairs to be located on the highway immediately outside out client’s restaurant premises which was approved by the Council. There was no objection and the tables and chairs were found not impede the flow of pedestrian traffic.

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Merton application for 1-bedroom residential unit granted

Development: Conversion of building into a x1 one bedroom residential unit

We are excited to announce that our planning application for the conversion of an outbuilding into a 1 bed residential unit with its own garden has been approved by Merton Council.

Our client approached us having secured a lawful development certificate for the erection of an outbuilding.

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Front garden parking approved in Hounslow

Development: Front garden parking – Hardstanding

Our client approached us after making a pre-application submission to Hounslow Council for front garden parking. He was told that such an application would not be supported due to the fact the he sought to widen the existing crossover and significantly change the proportion of landscaping.

Our proposal sought to use the existing crossover therefore sidestepping the Council’s policy restrictions.

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Ground and first floor extension granted in Lambeth

Development: Ground and first floor rear extensions and associated alterations

We are pleased to announce that our application for a single storey side infill and wrap around extension and first floor rear extension wraparound has been granted by Lambeth Council.

Our client approached us to secure planning permission to maximise the area of the property.

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Construction work begins on flat subdivision in Ealing

We are pleased to see that construction works are on the way for our approved application for the subdivision of flats into 2 maisonettes and associated alterations to the roof in Melville Villas Road, Ealing.

If you have a similar project you would like to discuss, call our team today on 020 8995 7848.

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#BlackPoundDay – Case Review discount

As chartered Town Planning Consultants, we provide planning permission without the headaches.

We offer a Case Review service where we provide consultations and advice for seeking planning permission nationwide.

In support of #BlackPoundDay, on Saturday 1st August 2020 we are offering a 10% discount off our Case Review service.

Take advantage today by using the discount code ‘MZABPD’ This offer has now expired.

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Change of use to Dental Surgery approved in Havering

 

Development: Change of use to Dental Surgery (4 chairs)

Our client runs a dental practice and approached us to increase the capacity from 2 to 4 dental rooms. A planning condition stipulated the number of chairs/ rooms that were allowed.

We prepared planning drawings and a planning statement and successfully argued that the increase in capacity would not have an adverse impact on parking,

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Roof hatch enlargement application granted in Kensington & Chelsea

Development: Enlargement of roof hatch to facilitate easier access to existing roof terrace and associated alterations

Our client approached us following a failed planning appeal in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Boltons Conservation Area for a small roof extension to facilitate access to the existing roof terrace.

We analysed the appeal decision and concluded that the application would have to be fundamentally changed.

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7-person HMO secured in Hounslow

We have finally secured planning permission for our client to use his property as a large scale HMO for up to 7 people.

Hounslow Council had previously refused our client planning permission and issued an Enforcement Notice prior to our involvement. We successfully negotiated with the Council Planning Enforcement team more time so that we could prepare and submit an amended planning application that addressed all of the outstanding issues arising from the appeals and pre-application feedback.

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Granted: garage conversion into habitable room, Hillingdon

Planning permission has been granted for the conversion of a garage into a habitable room and associated alterations, in the London Borough of Hillingdon.

Our client approached us to secure approval for her garage into a habitable room with a window. We undertook a Case Review to establish whether or not there were any planning conditions that would affect the proposal.

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Appeal won for beauty salon & nail bar in Enfield

We are pleased to announce that we have won an appeal for a change of use of premises from hair and beauty salon (A1) to beauty salon and nail bar (Sui Generis), in the London Borough of Enfield.

Our client, due to demand from customers submitted a planning application to change the existing hairdressing salon to a beauty salon where a range of treatments including nails would be offered.

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A1/A3 development approved in Westminster

MZA have secured approval for a certificate of lawfulness for existing use or development for for A3/A1 purposes.

Our client approached us after being threatened with Planning Enforcement action by Westminster City Council. A permitted development application had been incorrectly submitted and appealed unsuccessfully by our client who was being threatened with formal action.

We set about gathering evidence both photographic and written to prove on the balance of probabilities that the business had been trading for 10 years.

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Granted: Single storey semi-detached bungalow in Ealing

The construction of a single storey semi-detached bungalow and associated alterations (amended) has been approved by the London Borough of Ealing.

Our client demolished his existing dwelling and was threatened with Planning Enforcement action by the Council when trying to rebuild it. Our client submitted a planning application which was refused. We were then approached and then instructed to address the Council’s reasons for refusal,

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Single storey side infill extension and roof extension granted in Chiswick

We are delighted to announce another successful approval for our planning application for the erection of a single storey side infill extension and roof extension and associated alterations, in the London Borough of Hounslow.

MZA prepared and submitted planning applications after being approached by our client following the refusal of his previous applications. We worked with our client’s existing architect and advised them what to show on the drawings.

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MZA secures approval for retention of outbuilding in Ealing

We are thrilled to announce that our application for the retention of outbuilding to be used for purposes incidental to the enjoyment of the dwellinghouse, has been granted by the London Borough of Ealing.

MZA submitted an application after being contacted by our client who had lost an Enforcement appeal to retain his outbuilding as separate living accommodation. We contacted the Council planning enforcement team and they were agreeable to us submitting a planning application for retention of the outbuilding but for purposes incidental to the enjoyment to the main house.

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Progress on guesthouse renovations in Chiswick

It is always a pleasure seeing our client’s project finally coming into fruition.

Here are some before and after photographs of the renovation and extension of a guesthouse not far from our office in Chiswick.

 

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Shisha Lounge application in Tower Hamlets approved

We are thrilled to share that our application for a shisha lounge in Mile End has been approved.

The client tried to submit her own application after starting her Shisha lounge and being told to stop by Tower Hamlets Council. However, it was lacking information such as scaled drawings, the correct application forms, planning statement etc.

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Ealing single storey rear extension granted

Prior approval for a larger residential extension has been secured for our client’s property in the London Borough of Ealing.

We carefully prepared the planning drawings and checked the permitted development regulations to ensure a favourable outcome.

Do you wish to construct a single storey rear extension? We can assist you with achieving planning permission.

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Application for air-conditioning units approved in Tower Hamlets

We managed to secure planning approval for a number of air-conditioning units for our client, in Tower Hamlets.

Our client approached us when the Council were threatening planning enforcement action. Through the commissioning of a noise impact assessment and careful preparation of drawings and planning statement, we managed to persuade the Council that the development was appropriate.

If you have a similar development you would like to take on,

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Kingston single family dwellinghouse approved

We have successfully secured planning permission for a new dwellinghouse in Kingston. The new dwelling complies with lifetime homes standards including wheelchair accessibility.

MZA are well experienced in dealing with dwellinghouse developments. If you have a similar proposal you would like to discuss, call us today on 020 8995 7848.

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Canopy to the flank of property approved in Hounslow

We have successfully secured planning permission for a canopy extension to a church in Bedfont, London Borough of Hounslow.

The church is designated as a building of townscape merit.

If you have a similar proposal you wish to undertake, call us today on 020 8995 7848 to see where you can start.

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Pimlico shopfront approved

MZA submitted two applications for our client for the erection of an internally illuminated fascia sign and innstallation of a new shopfront, in Pimlico, Westminster.

We submitted and secured advertisement consent for an illuminated fascia sign in the Pimlico Conservation area. Approval was secured in a record breaking 1 week.

If you are looking to gain planning permission for an advertisement consent or shopfront,

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Erection of outbuilding approved in Hounslow

We are delighted to announce that Hounslow Council have approved our application for an erection of outbuilding for storage purposes (amended application).

Following a failed planning application we have successfully avoided planning enforcement action and secured planning permission for our client’s outbuilding for storage purposes.

We are well equipped in dealing with all local authorities. Do you have a similar development you wish to commence?

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Enforcement appeal won in Haringey

After a refused planning application and a failed appeal, we have successfully obtained planning permission for our client’s wheel alignment business.

During the planning application process the Council also served an Enforcement notice requiring the cessation of the use. The approved planning application means that made the Enforcement notice of no effect.

If you have an enforcement notice you would like to resolve,

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Objection won for proposed 2-bedroom dwelling in Chiswick

We are pleased to announce that the London Borough of Hounslow have refused the application for an erection of a two bedroom detached house with associated bike and bin storage area.

The proposal consisted of a cramped single storey development, which had a poor outlook and almost 100% site coverage. This failed to comply with the character of the conservation area.

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Camden application for retention of x2 air conditioning units approved

MZA are pleased to announce that planning permission has been granted for the retention of x2 air conditioning units of a dwelling in a Camden conservation area.

We submitted a retrospective application after threat of enforcement action from Camden.

MZA commissioned a noise impact assessment and planning consent was granted.

Wish to explore a similar development?

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B1/A1 application approved in Hackney

The London Borough of Hackney have recently approved our planning application for the basement as B1 purposes and the ground floor as either B1 or B1/A1 purposes.

Prior to coming to us, the client submitted the application for a change of use which was refused on the grounds of a loss of employment floor space.

The original application proposed the use of the basement and ground floor for retail/business purposes.

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MZA’s approved A2/D1 application opens in Chiswick

We are delighted to share that our previously approved planning application for a change of use to D1 (Talking Therapy) /A2 commercial unit has opened for business on Chiswick High Road.

After gaining approval and planning permission from Hounslow in 2019, we are happy that our client can practise their respective professions within a high-quality purpose-built environment.

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We are Open

Hello we just wanted to let you know that we are open as normal. We look forward to helping you with your planning permission enquiries.

Should you require a meeting then this can be arranged on Skype or FaceTime.

Do stay safe and healthy.

MZA Team

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MZA secures approval for Variation of Condition application in Surrey

MZA have recently secured planning permission for a Variation of Condition application for an erection of a detached double garage and refuse store, granted by Surrey County Council.

The application was for a garage in the green belt. The client received comments from the Council’s Enforcement Team who threatened to take action. We submitted the application with a flood risk assessment,

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Planning Permission Granted for Householder Application in Richmond

We are happy to announce that the London Borough of Richmond have approved our householder application for a proposed side return and 2m rear extension.

A key part of MZA’s role was to submit the flood risk assessment. We liaised with the Council throughout the whole process, and the proposal was found acceptable by Richmond.

If you are thinking of starting a similar application,

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Approval secured for Ealing 9-Person HMO

It is with excitement to announce that the London Borough of Ealing have approved our Planning Application for a change of use to a 9 Person HMO.

MZA submitted a retrospective application, after the Council threatened to take enforcement action for over a number of years.

We agreed to no parking around the property, and ensured compliance with the relevant HMO and planning authority standards.

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Approved: C1 Application for 40-bedroom hotel in Greenwich

We are overjoyed to announce that our planning application for the demolition of an existing building and construction of a 5 storey (plus basement) hotel (ClassC1), comprising 42no. rooms including provision of associated cyclespaces, refuse and recycling storage, plant and other associated works, has been approved by the London Borough of Greenwich.

Located 120m from the Woolwich Conservation Area,

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Approved: Planning application for security gates in Brent

It is with pleasure to announce that the London Borough of Brent have approved our planning application for a replacement of existing pedestrian and vehicular entrance gates, installation of metal security grills, secondary glazing and a dropped kerb.

MZA submitted the application for security gates for a residential dwelling within the Buck Lane Conservation Area, and successfully achieved approval from Brent.

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Granted: Installation of flue in Bexley

We are pleased to announce that The London Borough of Bexley have approved our planning application for the installation of flue in Sidcup.

The flue was serviced to the plant room of a 4-storey office building and the Council found the proposal acceptable, despite its significant height.

If you would like to discuss a similar project,

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Granted: B1 to Sui Generis change of use in Croydon

We are delighted to reveal that the London Borough of Croydon have approved our planning application for a change of use from B1 carpenters workshop to a sui generis window cleaning business.

MZA represented the client at the planning committee to multiple objections. We liaised closely with the local authority and saved jobs by securing the planning permission.

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Granted: Discharge of Conditions application in Bromley

We are excited to announce that the London Borough of Bromley have approved our discharge of conditions application for elevational alterations, a two storey rear extension and conversion of dwelling into 5 flats with accommodation in enlarged roof space with parking at rear, and rear cycle/refuse store.

MZA liaised with floor risk consultants to deal with the drainage issues of the property,

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Approved: Ealing loft extension

MZA are pleased to announce that the London Borough of Ealing have approved our planning application for a loft extension.

As a pair of neighbouring properties, the project faced many challenges following objections from local residents. MZA led the scheme through, having ongoing expertise with the local authority and the application was granted and approved.

Call MZA today on 020 8995 7848 to discuss the possibilities of your next project.

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Approved: Ealing two storey side and single rear extension

We are happy to announce that the London Borough of Ealing have approved our householder application for a two storey side extension and single storey rear extension.

MZA liaised closely with Ealing Council throughout the whole process, and we ensured that the installation of windows were in keeping with the character of the Ealing Common Conservation Area.

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Granted: Hounslow removal of windows and door replacement application

We are thrilled to announce that the London Borough of Hounslow have approved our planning application for a removal of windows and replacement with doors in flank elevation.

The development proposed changes to the ground floor flat of a Victorian terrace, to improve overall accessibility into the garden.

Thinking of taking on a similar project? Call us today on 020 8995 7848 and our planning consultants can advise you on where to start.

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Approved: Replacement of roof tiles in Ealing

MZA are excited to announce that the London Borough of Ealing have approved our householder application for a replacement of roof tiles.

Based in the Mill Hill Park Conservation Area, the existing tiles of the property were in poor condition and in need of replacement. MZA liased with roofing contractors to successfully preserve the roof’s appearance and character and permission was granted.

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Granted: Barnet dwelling conversion into 2 self-contained flats and single storey rear extension

We are delighted to announce that the London Borough of Barnet have approved our planning application for a conversion of an existing dwelling into 2 self-contained flats and a single storey rear extension.

The flats of the property were small in scale, and an appeal was submitted within a short space of time. MZA re-submitted the application, citing the appeal and our architects re-designed the plans to comply with Barnet’s standards,

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Approved: Extensions and associated alterations in Chiswick

MZA are happy to announce that the London Borough of Hounslow have approved our application for Listed Building Consent and planning permission for a basement and associated extensions to a property located on Strand on the Green, overlooking the river.

Our consultants liaised with a multidisciplinary team, including Heritage consultants, architects and the Environment Agency to deliver a positive outcome.

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Won: Householder Appeal in Chiswick

We are delighted to announce that we have won a householder planning appeal against the London Borough of Hounslow.

Our client received planning permission for a basement rear extension and roof extension. However, timber cladding was applied to the facade of the rear extension instead of brick. A complaint lodged by a neighbour resulted in planning enforcement getting involved.

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Approved: Hounslow single storey rear extension

We are thrilled to announce that the London Borough of Hounslow have approved our Householder Application for the erection of a single storey rear and a single storey side infill extension, erection of a rear roof extension and associated alterations.

This was the third planning application where MZA were appointed by the client. The mid-terrace, two-storey house maintains a high-quality design throughout,

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Approved: Installation of air-conditioning unit on balcony.

We are excited to announce that the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham granted our householder application for the installation of an air-conditioning unit on a balcony.

Located on the 3rd floor of a residential block, MZA ensured the air-conditioning units were in keeping with the character and appearance of the surrounding area. This resulted in a modest-sized placement of the air conditioning units,

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Appeal Won in Chiswick House Grounds Conservation Area for a Single Storey rear Extension

We are delighted that we have just won a planning appeal in London Borough of Hounslow for a single storey rear extension. We had previously submitted and obtained planning approval for a similar but smaller extension.

We subsequently submitted an application for a larger extension, however, the Council argued that it would have a harmful impact on neighbouring occupiers due to loss of light and would be too bulky and overbearing.

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Listed Building Consent & Planning permission granted for Flexible Office/ D1 Training Centre

We are happy to announce that we have been granted planning permission and listed building consent for the change of use from a former caretakers residence at the Gunnersbury Park Museum to an office or D1 Training Centre.

If you require permission for a change of use then please contact us for a chat on 020 8995 7848 should

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The Sunday Times: Top Tips for a Successful Planning Application

Applying for planning permission can often seem like a losing battle, with 27% of applications refused in the UK, according to The Sunday Times (November 3, 2019).

With the northwest London borough of Harrow falling in at the second highest refusal rate at 26%, followed by Southend-on-Sea at 24%, it is no wonder why more people are turning to planning consultants for help with the planning process.

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Approved: Retention of Outbuilding as a Physiotherapy Centre (Class D1)

Approved: Retention of Outbuilding as a physiotherapy Centre (Class D1)

We are pleased to announce that London Borough of Brent approved our retrospective planning application for a Physiotherapy use under Class D1 of the use classes order. This was the second application to be approved with the first being for a limited period of time. The permanent planning permission enables our client to plan for the future and removes uncertainty.

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