Winning a planning appeal in the Wirral, Liverpool

Winning a planning appeal in the Wirral, Liverpool

The original application for a luxury single-storey detached garage in the front garden of a primary residence was refused, due to concerns regarding its siting and scale.  The initial planning permission application was considered by the Local Planning Authority (LPA) to have a harmful visual impact on its surroundings. Find out how we achieved our objective of winning this planning appeal in Newton, Wirral, below.

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Background to winning this planning appeal

We were instructed to submit an appeal so that our client could build the garage they needed to store their collection of luxury cars. Our task included writing an appeal as well as progressing a new planning application for the building in Newton. The dwelling comprised a contemporary, detached single-storey garage with a white rendered and brick façade.

Our team took decisive action against the LPA’s refusal by lodging a detailed appeal using the written representation procedure. Our appeal statement provided a detailed explanation of how boundary treatments at the site ensured that the garage would be concealed from nearby properties. It strongly emphasised how the proposed development complied with planning policies. And furthermore, respected the site’s location by being appropriately set back from the road.

We made it clear to the inspectorate that several garages and outbuildings had already been erected in front of residences in the vicinity.  Given that construction had already been sanctioned, a precedent had been established.


We were delighted to receive news from the LPA  that our appeal was successful. In allowing the appeal, the Inspector concluded that the garage would not overly dominate the street scene.  Nor cause a significant visual intrusion to the surrounding area. The Inspectorate also set out how the proposal complied with the other elements of the development plan.

NAPC are able to assist you with your planning appeal, which would include providing an indication of your chances of success.  Our service includes submitting your appeal to the inspectorate and providing post-decision advice in respect of conditions.

Design plans and CGI’s of the luxury garage

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