In the short space of 1 week ckplanning has won 3 appeals on behalf of clients. Between 10th July and 17th July 2013
Chris Kimpton won the following appeals:
1. The retention of a meditation hut for Jerome Flynn at Trefacwn, Llanrhian in the Pembrokeshire County Council administrative area;
2. The change of use from an existing private workshop to granny flat for Andy Davies of Aberporth in the Ceredigion County Council administrative area; and,
3. The retention of a caravan for Roger Smith at Barry Island Farm, Llanrhian in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park administrative area.
The two Llanrhian appeals were dealt with by way of the Informal Hearing process, which allowed an in-depth examination of the relevant issues by the case Inspector and for Chris Kimpton and his clients to explain the background and special circumstances pertaining to their respective cases. The Written Representations procedure does not necessarily allow for a close examination of an appellants case and often quite strong material considerations are not accorded the weight they should be.
For example, in Roger Smiths case the National Park did not accept that the planning history of the site and caravan was a significant material consideration. The case Inspector took a completely different viewpoint, particularly in recognising that the National Park had granted a number of temporary personal consents to Roger Smith between 1999 and 2009. In coming to a decision the case Inspector considered that there were sufficient personal circumstances and other material considerations to outweigh National Park planning policy.
Chris Kimpton will always consider very carefully the merits of a clients case before advising on an appeal and it is this level of professionalism that is coming to the fore in his appeal cases.
Chris also points out that no other planning consultant in the area has anywhere near such a high rate of success at appeal.