Permission Granted for Grade II Listed Property

Westminster City Council

We’re happy to have received both Listed Building Consent and Planning Permission for the full refurbishment of a Grade II Listed terraced building, located within the St James Conservation Area, between Green Park and Charing Cross in London.

Our client was dedicated to repairing and refurbishing this Grade II Listed building after it had suffered a series of unsympathetic changes and neglect. For these works, we prepared a comprehensive Heritage Statement, ensuring that the works were complicit with the local and national planning policies, specifically in the context of preserving and enhancing heritage assets.

Our client sought to recondition and upgrade this historic townhouse in order to meet 21st Century living requirements, allowing for better use of space. This included a comprehensive extension and remodel of the existing property, with the insertion of new partition walls and rearrangement of the internal layout to meet modern living practices.

Following pre-application advice, the proposed works we managed to negotiate with Westminster’s conservation officer, removing elements of the proposal that were deemed controversial whilst proving the overall impact of the proposed works would be beneficial ultimately preserving the significance of this heritage asset and the overall St James’ Conservation Area. It, therefore, complied with section 7.2 of the Planning (Listed Building and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as well as Section 12 of the NPPF and Policies DES1 and DES5 of the UDP.

By successfully providing evidence that the works were necessary in order to not only maintain but enhance the special historic and architectural interest of this heritage asset, we were able to gain both Planning Permission and Listed Building Consent for forthcoming works.

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Hannah Walker

Heritage Consultant

Andrew Rudge

Heritage Consultant