Gloucester Road Pre-School

Education & Community , Small Scale and Permitted Development

Firstplan secured planning permission for the change of use of a restaurant/nightclub to a pre-school, family café and basement soft play and community space.

The instruction included pre-application negotiations with the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Council, and management of the planning application through to approval at the first time of asking.

As part of the negotiations Firstplan had to justify the loss of the restaurant use, which was protected by planning policy due to the location of the site on a protected frontage. This was achieved through marketing evidence and demonstrating the demand and public benefits of the proposed use, securing a valuable consent for our Client.