Smart Planning has successfully obtained planning permission from Maldon District Council to vary a condition in relation to a previous permission at High House in Althorne.

The condition concerned the use of a marquee at the popular wedding venue, which thanks to the latest planning permission, can now be installed and used on a year-round basis.

This will allow greater flexibility for the use of the marquee and removes the inconvenience of having to dismantle it at the end of the season and then re-erecting again once the season restarts.

The marquee is vital to High House Farm Weddings and is required on a year-round basis to support the continued use of the listed building for wedding purposes and to deliver the long-term benefits of the business.

In granting permission, the Planning Officer stated that the structure would be “lightweight” and “not have a detrimental impact on the character and appearance of the area”. It was also agreed that there would be no impact on the listed buildings within the curtilage of the site.

Furthermore, the potential increase in marquee use during the winter months “would not be considered to result in any significant increase in visual impact or any demonstrable harm to the rural setting of the locality”.

The application was therefore approved, much to the delight of the client.

If you have a planning condition you would like to vary, or undertake works in or around a listed building, then contact us today and speak to one of our qualified consultants who can guide you through the process.

01 March 2019