SUCCESS at committee this month for Urban & Rural Ltd. The practice presented the case to the committee and Secured Full Planning CONSENT for a one-off new dwelling in a rural location. The councillors on the planning committee voted against the officer recommendation for refusal and we secured full planning consent for our client.

Canterbury City Council’s Planning Committee held this month approved full Planning consent for a new one-off dwelling in a rural location.

 The scheme initially went to Canterbury City Council as a pre-application request with a negative response; stating that the application, if submitted, would not be supported and recommended for refusal.

 Urban & Rural worked with our client to develop a detailed planning application. The scheme was presented to the parish council and then submitted for a Full Planning application.

 The case officer dealing with the application concluded in the officer’s report that Canterbury City Council would not be supporting the application and recommended a refusal.

 Urban & Rural built a case to justify the scheme and presented this to the planning committee in the council chambers this month.

 After lengthy debate, the councillors voted on the application with 7 in favour, 4 abstained and just 3 against.

 This unusual case has secured full planning consent for our client, with the committee voting against the Planning Department’s recommendation and approved planning.

 This is a prime example where a high level of the design and the quality of the submitted application got the approval our client required.

 Our client is now progressing the scheme and is looking to start on site in Spring 2019.