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Contemporary Replacement Dwelling in Green Belt

Working alongside Nicolas Tye Architects, we have secured planning permission for a replacement dwelling in the Green Belt.

Replacing a house built in the 1930s, this contemporary dwelling was granted planning permission under delegated authority by Tonbridge and Malling Council.  The proposed dwelling is 34% larger than the one it replaces, and provides accommodation

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Smith Jenkins supports MK ACT this Christmas

This Christmas, Smith Jenkins have chosen to support MK Act, the domestic violence intervention service for Milton Keynes.

MK Act is a charity which works with over 100 families’ everyday to help them move on from fear and abuse. They have been providing safe emergency accommodation in Milton Keynes for women and their children

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Housing permission in Milton Keynes granted at appeal

Smith Jenkins Ltd have obtained planning permission on behalf of our private clients for 14 residential units in the village of Lavendon at appeal.  The appeal was allowed and an award of costs made against the Council.

Milton Keynes Council Development Control Committee refused planning permission for the scheme contrary to officer recommendation on

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Replacement Dwelling in Green Belt

Smith Jenkins Ltd are pleased to have obtained planning permission for a replacement dwelling in the Metropolitan Green Belt.

Following Spelthorne Council ‘s refusal of planning permission, Smith Jenkins lodged an appeal against the reasons for refusal which included the lack of ‘ very special circumstances ‘ demonstrated to overcome the Green Belt location and harm to the Plotlands area adjacent to the River Thames.

Smith Jenkins argued that there was no need to demonstrate very special circumstances in this case, because the proposed house was a replacement dwelling.  The development was therefore ‘ appropriate ‘ development for the purpose of Paragraph 89 of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).  In addition, the case at Tandridge [2015] supported the appellants view that the wording of the NPPF in respect of replacement ‘ building’ could be taken in the singular as well as the plural.  Demolition of a number of buildings across the application site is beneficial to the creation of

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Roof Top Office Extension, Strand, London

On behalf of Lenta Properties Ltd, we are delighted to have secured planning permission from Westminster City for a new part 5th floor and new 6th floor to an office building fronting the Strand and opposite the Grade I Listed Royal Courts of Justice.  The building is also within The Strand Conservation Area, adjacent

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