TPA has assisted DLA Town Planning in obtaining permission for the extension of an existing surgery in Chiswell Green. The extension would add a further consulting room and include additional support facilities, however includes no increase in on site parking provision.

Overruling St Albans District Council’s refusal to grant planning permission, based on sustainable development, highway safety and operation grounds, the inspector stated “I am satisfied that, on the basis of the available evidence, the proposal would maintain sufficient parking within the appeal site”

The inspector also agreed with TPA that it is not the responsibility of the appellant to address any historic shortfall in parking provision in relation to local plan standards. He therefore dismissed the objections by the Parish Council, based on overspill parking, as neither quantified nor substantively evidenced.

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