2 Doncaster Road, Eastleigh (F/16/77972)

Consulted by Sanders Design Services Ltd, I met with the client and took their instructions to seek to address a seemingly incredulous decision by Eastleigh Borough Council not to renew a lapsed permission.  This permission had proposed to extend and part convert a ground floor hairdressing salon to create a further flat, whilst also extending an existing separate first floor flat above.

A full design and access statement and modestly adjusted scheme were prepared in close consultation with the client, to demonstrate the proposals were actually compliant with the (out of date) Development Plan for the Borough.

Negotiations were then entered into to bottom out what developer contributions would meet the statutory national tests, reasonably related to the development sought. Permission was finally granted, with the client satisfied with this outcome.