Park Place Villas, Maida Vale, London W2Private clientThe City of Westminster refused planning permission and listed building consent for demolition of a rear conservatory and replacement with a glass extension. Westminster were insisting that any replacement conservatory should be of asymmetrical design, not extend across the 3 bays of the elevation and favoured a more traditional design. We disagreed and were convinced that Zachary Pulman's elegant contemporary glass extension was the right approach. The Inspector agreed and had no doubts about the merits of the proposal - "Its approach is unashamedly minimalist .....Its simple, symmetrical form, divided into 3 bays, would reflect the purity and symmetry of the rear elevation of this building and its own division into 3 bays...".
31 Wilton Crescent, Belgravia, London SW1Private clientThe City of Westminster refused planning permission and listed building consent for a 1st floor extension to this single storey and basement dwelling, which is a converted rear wing to 1-2 Grosvenor Crescent. The building is Grade II* listed and sited in a prominent location just off Belgrave Square. RMA Heritage was apppointed by London Realty, who represented the owner, to submit the Grounds of Appeal and we managed to secure an Appeal Hearing. We put forward a strong case and collaborated with consultant architect Peter Powlesland, who designed the scheme. The Planning Inspectorate agreed the proposal would enhance the listed building, streetscene and Belgravia Conservation Area and allowed the Appeal in December 2013. The proposal adds a 100m2 and allows bedroom accommodation to be moved from the basement to the new 1st floor.
14 Stanhope Place, London W2Capital Investments Europe Ltd.The City of Westminster refused a retrospective application for Listed Building Consent for replacement windows on a Grade II listed townhouse. The replacement timber sash windows are identical to the original windows, which were in very poor condition. RMA Heritage was brought in to resolve the issue and challenged the Councils decision at Appeal. The Planning Inspectorate allowed the Appeal in February 2011.
Reedley House, Stanford Road, LymingtonNew Forest District CouncilPrepared Statement of Case for a Planning Appeal Hearing on behalf of Council and acted as expert witness. The case involved an application to demolish an unlisted 2-storey building and redevelop a gateway site in Lymington Conservation Area with a part 4-storey commercial and residential block. The Appeal was dismissed by the Inspector who agreed that the scale and design of the 4-storey element would fail to preserve or enhance the character and appearance of the conservation area and fail to preserve the setting of neighbouring listed buildings. Appeal was dismissed October 2009.
Buckland House, Southampton Road, LymingtonNew Forest District CouncilPrepared Statement of Case for a Planning Appeal Hearing on behalf of Council and acted as expert witness. The case involved an application to demolish an unlisted 2-storey building and redevelop a site in Lymington Conservation Area with a 3-storey 12-apartment block. The Council argued that the proposal would be harmful to the character and appearance of the conservation area and would fail to provide adequate landscaping on site. The Appeal was dismissed in June 2009.