The Council refused planning permission on several grounds including the impact on the character of the Conservation Area and the designs having a detrimental impact on the Grade II Listed Building. We successfully argued that the proposals would bring a degree of cohesion and balance to the later additions and that the design would not affect their historical legibility or harm any original fabric. The Planning Inspector agreed that the original layout of the building has been substantially altered and that the designs would not lead to “incongruent additions“. In relation to the Conservation Area, the Council had argued that the proposals would cause inherent harm, however, the Planning Inspector disagreed and confirmed our understanding of policy and agreed that the proposals would preserve the character and appearance of the Conservation Area.