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Not all projects go to plan

Over the past few months we have been working on submitting a planning application for a retail centre extension in Kent.

I spent the day out of the office on Friday this week, undertaking site visits in and around a number of town centres in the area. This would inform the sequential testing of potential development sites as part of the Retail Impact Assessment which involved visiting a number of sites and assessing its suitability for retail development closer to the town centre.

This week I found that not all projects go to plan when preparing to submit a planning application. Over the past few months we have been working very closely with the architects to formulate an application for a replacement house in Maidenhead. A lot of design work had gone into the project and we prepared all of the application material ready for submission. However, when it reached the point that we were ready to submit the client informed us that the property had been sold and the application was no longer required. It would have been interesting to find out how the proposals would have fared when considered by the Council and it was unfortunate that we couldn’t see the project through to the end.

James Huish


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