17 Dec Lawful Development Certificate granted
We achieved a Lawful Development Certificate for the retention of a building for use as a single dwelling house separate from the main house.
Planning permission was originally granted for ancillary accommodation. Wealden District Council insisted that the applicant should move back into the Farmhouse rather than breaching the 1987 planning conditions.
We were able to address this for the client by achieving a certificate of lawful use having demonstrated that the building had been used as an independent dwelling house ‘on the balance of probabilities’ for ten consecutive years preceding the date of the application.