A client approached us when Enforcement action was threatened for unauthorised use of a static caravan as a dwelling on a touring caravan site. Acorn Ltd agreed with the client a proposal to seek alternative beneficial use as visitor accommodation. The Council in question refused the application, and Acorn successfully appealed the refusal, including securing a 100% award of our clients costs.
Acorn have secured numerous consents for new and converted dwellings, conversions of listed and historic barns, chalet holiday lodge parks, and urban car parking.
Change of Use
Acorn have successfully secured change of use of retail units to hot food takeaways, restaurants and bars. We have also been involved in a number of applications to change commercial premises into sports and leisure operations.
We have a strong track record of appeals against refusal of planning permission and adverse planning conditions. We have secured full awards of costs in many cases.
Acorn are experts in providing support to Local Plan representations, and have advised major house builders on strategic housing issues.
We have acted as primary consultant on a number of major developments including a 300 dwelling mixed use settlement extension. We are networked with a range of excellent small consultancies to offer the full range of specialist development consultancy a job may require, including architectural and legal services.