Rural Home for Disadvantaged Young People
The home’s owners had become mired in a tangle of red tape over which Use Class the proposed home – a former dwelling – belonged in.
JWPC combed through relevant case law and presented the National Park Authority with evidence to show that even if they continued to disagree with the use classification of the proposal, planning permission was not required if there was no material change in the day-to-day activity at the site.
Information was consequently put forward to show that the care home would be little different from a regular household in terms of comings and goings, and general activity. The legal position was accepted and a lawful development certificate granted.