Planning consent secured for new flats at Banbury

Published September 10th, 2019

Berrys has successfully obtained planning consent to convert the upper floors above a ground floor shop into three flats at a property along the High Street, Banbury, Oxfordshire

Berrys secured the necessary planning permission and a Certificate of Lawful Proposed Use for the change of use and conversion of the upper floors to provide three self-contained units using a variety of planning procedures.

“Over recent years the Government has introduced new permitted development rights for landowners, including the right to convert floors above shops to residential use,” explained Ian Taylor, Senior Planning Consultant at the Kettering office of Berrys.

“We took advantage of these recently-introduced permitted development regulations to deliver three new self-contained flats, which comprise one and two bedroomed units, in this highly sustainable brownfield location.

“Whilst the new permitted rights are to be welcomed, they are never straightforward. It is advised that anyone interested in using these procedures contact Berrys at our Kettering or Shrewsbury offices to discuss how we can assist you to realise your aspirations,” Ian added.

For further details and advice contact Ian Taylor at the Kettering office of Berrys on 01536 532384 or email


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More about Ian Taylor

Senior Planning Consultant
Tel: 01536 532384
Mobile: 07384 467425

Ian is a Senior Planning Consultant within the Kettering office of Berrys having joined the firm in April 2019. He obtained his BA (Hons) degree in Urban Studies and Planning at the University of Sheffield in 2001 and his MA in Spatial Planning from Birmingham City Universi

Prior to Berrys, Ian gained wide-ranging experience and skill sets in both public and private sectors, He has been a MRTPI Chartered Town Planner for almost ten years.

Over the last decade Ian has worked for a variety of planning and development consultancies in London, the northern Home Counties and the Midlands. Projects have ranged from urban regeneration and redevelopment commercial and residential schemes in Central London to rural diversification schemes.