We were pleased to be informed of the dismissal of an appeal for a new dwelling within the countryside and setting of a listed building in Storrington. Murphy Associates provided consultee comments in respect of the initial submission expressing the opinion that harm would be caused to the setting of the designated heritage asset.
The main issues are: the effect of the development on the character and appearance of the area and the settings of the nearby grade II listed buildings, St Joseph’s Hall (the Hall) and the pair of cottages at St Joseph’s Hall (the Cottages); and whether the site would be a suitable location for a house, having regard to local and national planning policy concerning development within the countryside.
The Inspector concurred with this view and duly dismissed the proposal stating that:
"I consider that while there would be significant harm to the setting of the Hall and the Cottages, overall the harm to the listed buildings would be less that substantial, given that the development would involve no works to the listed buildings’ physical fabric.
That being said I consider that there would be no public benefits to the listed buildings weighing in favour of this development. The absence of substantial harm to the listed buildings, in the Framework’s terms, however, does not usurp the statutory duty to have special regard to the desirability of preserving the setting of these listed buildings."
The decision can be viewed at:https://public-access.horsham.gov.uk/public-access/simpleSearchResults.do?action=firstPage
After a fraught planning process, Hastings Borough Planning Committee Members unanimously overturned Officers' recommendation for refusal of the use of the vacant Ice and Tan House as the home of the Old Town Surgery, Hastings.
Eimear Murphy of Murphy Associates teaming up with Patrick Arthurs of APD worked with the applicant's and vendor's teams responding and addressing every issue the LPA raised. Although recommended for refusal, we considered the reasons presented could not be defended. Patrick attended Committee to represent the applicants.
Sense prevailed. Members approved the proposed use. The entire team are very pleased with the outcome!
The case can be viewed at: http://publicaccess.hastings.gov.uk/online-applications/simpleSearchResults.do?action=firstPage - HS/FA/16/01010
Prepared by Eimear Murphy of Murphy Associates and Eddie Booth of the Conservation Studio, the draft appraisal is not out to consultation. The consultation period runs from Monday 7 August until Monday 9 October 2017.
Follow the link below for the consultation on the Appraisal - http://planningpolicyconsult.eastbourne.gov.uk/consult.ti/TCS_CAA/consultationHome
Northern Ireland 's planning powers transferred to the 11 super councils in 2015. Over 2 years on generally the process had bedded in but there are still some niggling issues to be ironed out. Nevertheless, at Murphy Associates we are encouraged to see that the process is working.
It is encouraging to see so many planners returning to Northern Ireland to take up planning positions in the super councils and bringing with them experiences of the processes and procedures from England, Scotland and Wales.
We work throughout England, Northern and Southern Ireland. We work for Local Authorities on specialist and complex projects, change and performance management, public inquiries and prosecution cases. We also work for private companies and individuals assisting with planning submissions and supporting statements, guiding clients through the maze of planning and the complex issues that each case can bring. We also provide a drawing service and access to a wide range of consultants that can be brought on board where required.
With the processes now operating in Northern Ireland, we are well-placed to act as planning agents and consultants on a wide range of planning matters.
.Eimear Murphy of Murphy Associates and Eddie Booth of The Conservation Studio combined efforts to produce the draft Eastbourne Town Centre and Seaside Conservation Area Appraisal celebrating the area's special architectural and historic interest as well as its uniqueness.
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