Planning success for 28 new homes in Balham
Date of Article
Apr 24 2019
Sector
Planning & Development

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Jess McSweeney
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Jess is based in the Chapel Place office, joining the team from Planning Perspectives. She graduated from the London School of Economics with a Masters in Urbanisation and Development and has worked in planning consultancy since 2007. Jess has experience in negotiating a range of residential, leisure, industrial and mixed-use planning applications and been successful with a number of small residential appeals across the country. In addition, she provides strategic planning advice to clients on their property portfolios. Her clients include a variety of house builders, developers, investors and individuals.

Previously a synchronised swimmer, Jess is always on the hunt for the perfect outdoor pool in a tropical climate.

The Carter Jonas London planning team have secured planning permission for 12 new town houses and 16 apartments in the centre of Balham for a private developer client.

Formerly a bowls green but unused for many years, the redevelopment of the site was controversial given that it was historically in recreational use as well as being located in an open space deficiency area and a Conservation Area.
 
Carter Jonas began advising the owners of the site back in 2015 and successfully navigated the planning system, providing sufficient evidence to the London Borough of Wandsworth that the Site was surplus to local recreational requirements and therefore suitable for residential redevelopment.

Key to the scheme’s viability was the 17 car parking spaces which were secured despite its central location and PTAL rating of 6a.
 
Whilst the application attracted a number of objections from the local community, the London planning team were able to demonstrate the scheme’s planning merits (including 35% of the units on site to be shared ownership), achieving a positive resolution at planning committee and subsequent approval.

For further information please contact Jessica.Mcsweeney@carterjonas.co.uk