Lawful Development Certificate for detached annexe structure outside of the settlement boundary

Overview

The site had received planning approval in 1979 for over 140 apartments in several blocks. Research and analysis of the site suggested that various works had commenced at the time. A Certificate of Lawfulness application was submitted and was successful determined. Whilst there were several conditions on the original approval that required discharging, we successfully argued that these did not go “to the heart of the permission” and therefore did not prevent a lawful start on site.