Building Regulations Roof Upgrade Detail
Building Regulations Roof Upgrade Detail

This sectional detail shows the insulation upgrade added to the roof to ensure maximum thermal efficiency.

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Presentation Elevation of the Presbytery, Station Lane, Wakefield.
Presentation Elevation of the Presbytery, Station Lane, Wakefield.

This presentation piece shows the approved side elevation of the property which is being used by Millennium Care a s a new sheltered housing unit in Wakefield.

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Street View of the Converted Property.
Street View of the Converted Property.

View of the property taken from the south east.

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The Presbytery, Wakefield, Yorkshire.


Proposed Development: Certificate of Lawfulness for the change of use from use class C3 (Residential) to C3 (b) as a Sheltered Housing Unit with a member of staff living on site.

Application Ref: 14/02873/CPL


Application Type: Certificate of Lawfulness
Location: The Presbytery, Station Lane, Pontefract, Featherstone, Wakefield, Yorkshire, WF7 6EW.
Proposal: Change of use from residential use to a sheltered housing unit with a member of staff living on site as a carer.
Decision: Granted
Decision Date: 5th March 2015

EN-PLAN were employed as the Planning and Architectural Consultants on a Change of Use Planning Application to allow for the Care group who were the applicants to utilise the former Presbytery as a new sheltered housing unit and maximise the level of care on offer at the property.

After formulating the planning application and submitting to Wakefiled Borough Council for consideration the Certificate of Lawfulness was subsequently granted.  EN-PLAN then provided the technical detail for the building conversion including details of fire safety and new acoustic insulation to ensure the conversion was carried out to a high standard.  The details received building regulations approval and the property has now been converted and is being used for its approved use.


Change Of Use Planning Applications

A change of use application is required for many types of changes of use. However, a full change of use application is not required for certain changes of use, often involving Prior Approval. For more details on change of use, including the four year rule and ten year rule, visit our dedicated page.

Changing the use of your building may be more complicated than you have anticipated. For help, advice and thoughtful suggestions, contact us online, by phone, by letter or by post.

Certificate Of Lawful Development

A certificate of lawful development is by no means compulsory, but it can be advisable in some situations. We can help you identify those situations, and smooth out the process of obtaining a certificate of lawfulness.

Sometimes complex issues can arise following an application for a certificate of lawful development, we specialise in dealing with extremely complex planning issues and always seek to deliver the absolute best outcome for the client. If your application for a certificate of lawful development is refused, it might be advisable to appeal against the decision to the planning inspectorate – we can also help with this stage of the process.

How We Can Help You

EN-PLAN help you by offering planning advice of the highest quality, informed by many years operating in the deepest and most specialist areas of planning law. This can mean that we help clients avoid common pitfalls, or equally it can mean that we help clients deal with the consequences of finding themselves on the wrong side of their local authority.

In all cases, EN-PLAN offer a sophisticated and intelligent planning service that includes covering all of the planning issues surrounding change of use and certificates of lawful development. Let us know what your situation is, and we will tell you if we are able to guide you.

Please call us on 07931 541 804 froa free no obligation consultation.


As planning consultants & architectural designers we assist our clients with all types of property & all budgets, from the initial client brief, to the site survey right through to the design concept & final planning submission. All our work including the architectural design stage is kept in house meaning that no focus is lost through additional consultancy.

With every project different, our versatile consultancy team’s approach remains the same, ensuring that we reach the perfect balance between design, practicality & budget.

Take a look at our PROJECTS page to see the different types of application we have recently covered.

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