A new client instructed Darryl to prepare the planning justification for the replacement dwelling and handle the application. Due to a series of staffing issues at the Council, this planning application took longer than usual.
When an officer was reallocated, Darryl received negative feedback and a recommendation to refuse on design grounds. However, Darryl then produced a robust planning rebuttal to tackle the points raised by the officer. That report changed the officer’s recommendation to approve effectively overnight so the decision to grant became a delegated one.