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Planning Permission & Listed Building Consent Obtained (Bristol): New Shopfront

MZA Planning are pleased to announce approval of planning permission and listed building consent in relation to a project in Bristol.

Our client seeking to redevelopment a Grade II Listed Building sought approval in the 1st phase for a new shopfront and associated alterations.

The application was initially heading towards refusal, however, through a combined team effort and a swift response.

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Planning Permission Approval (Ealing): Installation of Front and Rear Crittal Windows

MZA Planning are happy to announce yet another successful planning application in for a property located in Ealing’s Hanger Hill (Haymills) Conservation Area where an article 4 direction has removed permitted development rights.

The carefully prepared and researched submission proposed steel critical windows to ensure the proposal wasn’t harmful to the conservation area. Approval was obtained and delivered on time within 8 weeks.

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Planning Permission Approval (Southwark): Erection of Second Floor Rear Extension in Conservation Area

MZA Planning has been successful in gaining planning permission for a client in Southwark. Our client applied for the erection of a second-floor rear extension in a Conservation area.

MZA Planning arranged for an architect to produce drawings for the project and prepared a design and access statement in support of the planning application. The drawings had to be amended after liaising with the case officer,

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Won on Appeal (Ealing): Vehicle Access with hardstanding

MZA Planning are pleased to announce another successful planning appeal overturning a Council’s refusal to grant planning permission.

Our client applied for a vehicle access with hardstanding, however, Ealing Council refused the application on the grounds that the proposal would fail to allow vehicles to enter and leave the site in a forward gear and as a result would be harmful to highway safety.

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Planning appeal results in 3 weeks

Last week, we received a decision for an appeal we submitted for associated alterations to existing front storey extension to dwellinghouse to increase height and installation of 2 side rooflights. Not only was the decision allowed, it was allowed within 3 weeks of submission. Our client views this success as a record! But for us, this quick turnaround is actually commonplace.

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MZA Magazine

Have you read our latest magazine?

It contains a selection of projects, testimonials and a wealth of information & news on the planning sector.

Curated by us, for you

View my Flipboard Magazine.

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Duty Planner service: advice surgery

For a limited time, we are offering a complimentary advice surgery to householders, businesses and developers. This takes place every Friday between 10pm and 4pm, in the form of pre-arranged appointments of 20 minutes. Through this service, our planning consultant will answer any queries or concerns you may have about your development and explain the planning process.

There is no charge for this advice.

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Roof extensions allowed in Chiswick House Conservation area

Before After

We recently received planning permission for the above site. The development: two side roof extensions, one rear roof extension and alterations to a single dwellinghouse in Chiswick House conservation area. 

To clarify, conservation areas are zones designated by local planning authorities to safeguard the character and appearance of areas of special architectural and historic interest. As a result,

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The Joy… (video testimonial)

More satisfying than winning a case, is seeing the elation on our clients’ faces when they find out that their case was successfully won…

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Launching our Express Enforcement Service

Our enforcement service is for those who have recently been served with an enforcement notice.

Too often, we come across cases whereby clients did not act on their enforcement notice, out of a belief that there were no options. Or clients come to us when their deadline is already upon them. By this point, complying with the council’s demands is the only option or they risk prosecution.

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Victory for Chiswick resident as wrap-around extension appeal allowed

At the end of 2014, the Planning Inspectorate allowed the planning appeal of Mr. Long, one of our clients, for a wrap around extension to his home. This was a major success, as it came despite the London Borough of Hounslow’s refusal of the original application, which the council deemed to be contrary to policy.

In June 2014,

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