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Aerial view of the finsihed unit in Madeley, Telford, Shropshire.


New bungalow approved in Madeley, Telford, Shropshire.

Following an initial consultation with the applicants En-Plan drafted a proposal for a two bedroom bungalow that was submitted to the Planning department at Telford & Wrekin Council.  I refer to the above application and would confirm that in principle, the LHA have no objection to the proposal, subject to the conditions given below.

The Council noted that the site access is not ideal in terms of width and location, however, due to the existing use of bridle road and the lane in question being used to access existing dwellings, the proposed intensification of use by an additional 2 bedroomed bungalow is not considered severe enough to warrant a recommendation for refusal

The Local Highways Authority were eventually satisfied that the applicant has demonstrated that the proposed parking levels will be sufficient to accommodate the proposals.  They did howver include conditons on the apporval notice which are as follows:


 C12 Car Parking


The development hereby permitted shall not be brought into use until the car parking shown on the approved plans has been provided, properly laid out, hard surfaced and drained, and the space shall be maintained thereafter free of any impediment to its designated use.


Reason:  To ensure the provision of adequate car parking, to avoid congestion on adjoining roads, and to protect the amenities of the area


Access drive surfaced/bound material


Development shall not take place until the access has been surfaced and thereafter maintained in a bound material for a minimum distance of 5m from the rear of the highway boundary.


Reason:  To ensure a satisfactory means of access to the highway.


Further conditions and informatives covering ecological assets were aslo included and these are as follows:

1 - Erection of artificial nesting/roosting boxes

Prior to the first occupation of the buildings hereby permitted a suite of artificial nesting and/or roosting boxes shall be erected on the site. The type and location of the features shall be submitted to and agreed in writing with the Local Planning Authority and the scheme shall then be undertaken in accordance with the agreed details.

The following artificial nesting/roosting boxes shall be provided:

1. A total of 1 woodcrete artificial nesting boxes suitable for bird species such as robin, blackbird and tit species

Reason: To ensure the provision of roosting/nesting opportunities for wildlife in accordance with the National Planning Policy Framework.

Informative: Ecology – Nesting wild birds
The active nests of all wild birds are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (as amended). An active nest is one that is being built, containing eggs or chicks, or on which fledged chicks are still dependent. It is a criminal offence to kill, injure or take any wild bird; to take, damage or destroy an active nest; and to take or destroy and egg. There is a maximum fine of £5,000 per bird, nest or egg impacted and/or up to six months
imprisonment for such offences. All vegetation clearance, tree removal, scrub removal and/or conversion, renovation and demolition work in buildings should be carried out outside of the bird nesting season which
runs from March to September inclusive.

If it is necessary for work to commence in the nesting season then a pre-commencement inspection of the vegetation and buildings for active bird nests should be carried out. If vegetation or buildings cannot be clearly seen to be clear of nests then an experienced ecologist should be called in to carry out the check. Only if there are no active nests present should work be allowed to commence.


As part of the planning process, consideration should be given to the information contained within Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service’s “Fire Safety Guidance for Commercial and Domestic Planning Applications” which can be found using the following link:


After negotiation with the Planners the scheme was passed and the applicant is currently submitting details of materials to be used in the scheme for approval.

En-Plan are also very please to announce as of April 2020 the  Building Regulations Submission to have the technical build detail checked by "Approved Inspectors" based in Shrewsbury, Shropshire has subsequently received a conditional approval with the only outstanding issue being a SAPS calculation which we are working on with our specialist energy performance consultants at "Fentons Energy".

If you would like to find out more about how our Planning Consultancy and Architectural Design Services can work in perfect sync to achieve a successful outcome in the planning system please CONTACT US and we will be only too happy to talk through any questions or development proposals you may have.


Photoghraph of the frontage of Bonnie Banks serviced accommodation.

March 2020

New serviced accommodation receives approval in Scotland.

En-Plan: Planning & Architecture have secured this change of use for a residential unit into serviced accommodation that can be let out under the Air B N B website.

This has allowed the rental yield to expand significantly and make the venture an extremely profitable one. 

Please refer to our dedicated Change of Use page for further examples of successful applications


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Mrch 2022

Barn conversion and triple garge approved in the Essex Green Belt.

Utilising the permitted deevlopment rights concerning the conversion fo former agricultural units En-Plan have been able to secure approval for the conversion and re-modelling of a former barn as well as a new detahced triple garage and increasing the curtilage of the buldig to include a new garden area.


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February 2020

Pre-Application discussion receives favourable response in Walsall.

En-PLan: Planning & Architecture have received a favourable response from the Local Planning Authority to replace a stable block with a new residential unit in the West Midlands Green Belt. This has helped the prospective purchaser realise the potential in the site.

Please refer to our dedicated planning appraisals page for more examples of success in this area .


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December 2023

Detached residential annex approved in Shawbury in Shropshire.

En-Plan were asked by the client to design a plain bar like detahced annex that would blend in with the rural landscape.

The design includes a vaulted ceiling and exposed Oak Beams as well as barn doors and ful height glazing.  A sleeping deck has also ben added above the approved bathroom.


Holiday Let approved in Shroposhire.

Februrary 2020

Holiday Let Planning Application receives approval in Shropshire.

Utilising the existing garage planning approval has been granted to change its use to a new holiday let in the heart of the Shropshire Countryside. 

The project will now progresses to the building regs stage. To ensure correct conversion techniques and fire safety.

Please refer to our dedicated change of use page for further successful examples of planning applications in this complex field.


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April 2019

Residential dvelopment at former Engineering Works approved in Ramsey.

En-Plan gained outline consent with acces judged as acceptable at a former engineering works in Ramsery in Cambridgeshire.

the site is brown field so the principle was accepatble and En-Pan were able to design a suitable layout and site access in order to gain apporval for the scheme.


Shropshire Office


Back Lane

Bomere Heath



Norfolk Office

34 Queen Elizabeth Avenue

Kings Lynn


PE30 4BX

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