Permitted Development from Office to Residential in Salisbury

Planning Permission via Permitted Development

street view of Salisbury office

The Brief

Our client proposed to convert his office (B1a) in Salisbury into residential use (C3). The office was positioned within a busy city centre location, opposite a pub and adjacent to a Listed Building.

Atlas Planning Group highlighted that the client’s aspiration could be achieved via Permitted Development Rights.

Our Solution

Atlas Planning Group submitted a notification for Prior Approval for the proposed change of use of an office to apartments. Our supporting Planning Statement clearly demonstrated how the building met the criteria of the General Permitted Development Order. The site was located opposite a pub, which could potentially give rise to noise and disturbance impacts, which had the potential to concern the planners. In response, Atlas Planning Group identified precedent examples of other developments in the area where the planners had accepted a Noise Report to determine impacts be submitted at discharge of conditions stage and suggested the same applies to this site.

Existing Floorplan

Existing Floor Plan


Floor Plan

Project Success

The Council accepted our arguments that the noise report was not required for the determination of the application and therefore, the client received planning permission and the associated value increase to his property without delay or additional cost.


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