Case Studies

Some Recent & Current CasesSome Recent & Current Cases 2012-2013

  • Estate of 10 Dwellings at Llanrug, Gwynedd
    Winning full planning permission for 10 dwellings and associated infrastructure for Bangor Diocesan Property Board, involving Local Housing Needs Assessment,Community and Linguistic Statement, and substantialprior community consultation and participation process
  • Planning Appeal at Rhuddlan, Denbighshire
    Conducting a planning appeal by Hearing against the refusal of an application to vary a s106 affordable housing obligation on an estate of 38 dwellings in Rhuddlan, for alleged non-viability
  • Farm Building Conversion near Bryngwran, Anglesey
    Winning planning permission for the conversion of a redundant rural farm building to 2 dwellings
  • Substantial New Dwelling in the centre of Rhosneigr, Anglesey
    Winning planning permission for a new luxury 2-storeydwelling in the centre of Rhosneigr
  • Conversion of Shed to a Dwelling, near the Menai Strait, Anglesey
    Winning full planning permission for the conversion of a 1950’s concrete block and asbestos former agricultural shed measuring 25m x 12m (which the Client had written off) to a 2-storey dwelling
  • Conversion of Farm Buildings at Llanddeusant, Anglesey
    Current application for conversion of a major cluster of farm buildings to 5 dwellings
  • Planning Inquiry at Wrexham
    Personally conducting and winning a planning appeal bypublic inquiry for a certificate of lawfulness to establisha separate dwelling in Wrexham
  • Waste Treatment Site at Telford, Shropshire
    Providing advice and a defence argument for a commercial Client against a prosecution in the Magistrates Court for breach of enforcement notice to cease time-conditioned waste treatment operations on a site, resulting in the planning authority offering no rebuttal argument : case against the Client dismissed
  • Variation of Condition, near Church Bay, Anglesey
    Current application for a variation of condition on a planning permission for a substantial new dwellingoverlooking Holyhead Bay, part-built in breach of conditions
  • New Dwelling at Star, Gaerwen, Anglesey
    Winning outline planning permission by Committee for a dwelling for a local couple, against Officersrecommendation of refusal
  • Certificate of Lawfulness at Bryn Eglwys, Corwen
    Winning a certificate of lawfulness against an agricultural occupancy condition on a rural dwelling near Corwen
  • Certificate of Lawfulness at Afonwen, Mold
    Current application for a certificate of lawfulness against an agricultural occupancy condition on a rural dwellingnear Mold
  • Conversion at Pontllyfni, Caernarfon
    Winning full planning permission for the conversion of a dilapidated former farmhouse to a dwelling
  • Lands Tribunal case near Dolgellau
    Leading an application to the Upper Chamber for the removal (for obsolescence) of a s106 local person occupancy clause on a dwelling : case compromised prior to Hearing
  • Certificate of Lawfulness at Brynteg, Anglesey
    Winning a certificate of lawfulness to establish the continued residential status of a derelict cottage,unoccupied for 18 years, thus saving it from abandonment
  • Expert surveyor witness in litigation
    A case involving an allegation by a property purchaser of misrepresentation by the vendor, of a major issue (3rdparty sewage effluent) affecting the property, not declared, resulting in the purchaser induced to commit to the purchase in ignorance of the issue : claim for damages for diminution in property value, and costs
  • RICS President-appointed single joint surveyorexpert
    Civil litigation in north Wales involving defects in a heating system in a new luxury apartment, purchased off-plan : an issue of quantifying the diminution in property value arising from the defect
  • Expert surveyor witness in a Criminal case
    Expert surveyor evidence in a Trading Standards prosecution, involving the quantum, quality and value ofbuilding works at an Anglesey dwelling
  • Estate of 13 Dwellings in Llan Ffestiniog.
    Winning full planning permission for 13 dwellings in theSnowdonia National Park
  • Listed Building Appeal in Conwy
    Conducting a planning appeal by hearing against the refusal of planning permission and listed building consent for alterations to, and a change of use of, a C13th Grade II listed building in the centre of historic Conwy,involving significant archaeological preservation issues
  • Planning Application for a site of 60 Houses atHolyhead
    Current case, Planning Consultant and team leader in assembling a complex application involving mediatingbetween multi-owners and 3rd parties, local Housing Needs Assessment, Language Impact Assessment, drainage and ecological considerations……….ongoing