The postman delivered good news on Monday, as three separate projects were granted planning permission by the City and County of Swansea.
Firstly, Graham Carlisle of CDN Planning successfully convinced Members of the planning committee to overturn the recommendation of their officers to grant planning permission for the change of use of a building in Brynmill to a flat. Officers had been concerned about the absence of off-street parking, but CDN explained that the character of the area and the modest size of the property meant that this would not cause any significant impacts on the local area. Brynmill is in close proximity to Swansea University and is characterised predominantly by housing stock without dedicated parking. Likely occupiers of the property would be students or other people able to live without relying on a private car.
At the same planning committee, planning permission was granted for the change of use of a city centre property from a bank to a cafe / takeaway. This decision reflects that city centre locations are dynamic and regularly change their function.
Finally, the same local authority have granted planning permission for two pairs of semi-detached dwellings on the site of a former chapel. The scheme was designed by Huw Griffiths Architects.