Carter Jonas advised Westminster City Council on the redevelopment of two council-owned garage sites in Ladbroke Grove. The council wished to redevelop the sites to address the urgent need for social housing in the borough.
Our planning team were involved with the pre-application discussions with the council and led the project team through the planning process advising on challenging issues such as loss of parking and proximity, visual impact and daylight, and sunlight impacts on adjacent existing residential properties. The team advised and attended public engagement events with local residents and ward councilors.
Our professionals prepared and submitted two planning applications for two and seven homes respectively. Three-bedroom homes of social rent tenure were proposed to address the acute need for affordable family housing. Both applications proposed improvements to the public realm to ensure something was given back to existing residents.
The two-unit scheme was granted planning permission by delegated powers and the seven-unit scheme was granted planning permission at planning committee, where our experts spoke on behalf of the applicant.