Our workload varies from huge development projects,
to smaller tasks for private clients.
Planning Permission Refused: Small Development
permission on a small village site through the Local
Plan Review for 3 houses, but the Planners insisted
2 units should be semi-detached. This destroyed the
By lobbying the Councillors, we won permission for 2
very large houses on the site which maximised site value.
The original 3 unit consent remains extant, so scope
remains to build a third unit!
Planning Permission Refused: Twin Tracking
We recently won a battle with the Cambridge City Planners
who resisted high-density development on a brown field
site. We advised clients to lodge an appeal against
the refusal and by “twin-tracking”, won
permission under threat of appeal. Time and again,
detailed knowledge of the theory and practice of the
regulations wins value for our clients.
Cavendish acted for a local Environmental Action Group
fighting the proposed 7 million sg ft of warehousing
at Alconbury airfield. The generation of HGV traffic
was their main concern. The case was taken to the House
of Lords regarding the Secretary of State’s power
to call in planning applications relating to Government
land. This was a landmark case in national Policy and
one with which Keymer Cavendish was privileged to have
Strategic Housing Development
In 1987, we advised landowners in the sale of 200 acres
of potential development land. By 1993 the Developers
had won Planning
Permission and in 1998, a substantial uplift was
paid to the original owners of this 1800 unit site.
Phase 2 has followed on with Keymer Cavendish winning
permission in 2002 for “not less than 500
houses”. The site has now been sold to a consortium
of 3 national house builders for a record price.