Following an enforcement investigation, I was appointed to assist Larkspur Equestrian establish the lawful use of a building as a dwelling. Initial feedback to the Council was submitted in response to a Planning Contravention Notice, following which a formal application was submitted.
The building in question had originally been an annexe to an adjacent dwelling, and was tied to the property by planning condition. Sufficient evidence was able to be obtained to show the building’s independent occupation from the main house in breach of the original condition, for a time period exceeding 10 years. Hart District Council confirmed the evidence with the issuing of a Certificate of Lawfulness for the property.