Case Study 01: Planning Permission for Change of Use From Single Dwellinghouse C3 to Care Home C2 in London Borough of Waltham Forest
The client instructed Homz to provide Planning Consultancy on their property for a Change of Use from C3 (Dwellinghouse) to C2 (Care Home) in London Borough of Waltham Forest. Initially one of our Senior Town Planner has conducted a research within the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) to understand local policies, property planning background, and as to whether the local planning authority is applying any constraints on the property.
Care Home Policies
Government policy is to reduce the use of out-of-borough placements and residential care. Under the Section 22 of the Children Act 1989, accommodation provided by local authorities for looked after children must be within the local authority’s area unless this is not reasonably practicable. This proposed change of use from a dwelling house to a Care Home conversion requires planning consent. While planning approval will be required, we do believe that the site location should benefit from a reasonable – strong likelihood of success in terms of securing the necessary planning consent from an Care Home C2 Conversion Planning Permission.
The property is well equipped and laid out to provide a high standard of living arrangements that can provide the children with independence but at the same time, the children have the safety net and benefits of staff care and support available 24/7 as needed within the property.
After the planning appraisal, our Architects and Town Planners prepared the supporting documents Architectural Plans, and Planning Statements. Please see the plans of this project in our Portfolio. Our team has successfully submitted and managed the planning application with the council. Following the waiting period of the decision, Homz has scored another successful Approval for this planning application on behalf of our client.