Recent Appeal Successes

Andrew and Marlis Malein – Renovation of an existing former farm workers (dwelling) cottage to create a rural enterprise worker’s dwelling allowed.
Decision Date: 20/06/13 under Ref 2190756.

Client Comment: After a number of repeated refusals from the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Chris Kimpton took on our case and turned the whole issue around.

Mr Andy Davies – Change of use from existing private workshop to granny flat, Aberporth, Cardigan.
Decision date: 16/0713 Appeal ref: 2198037.

Client Comment: Mr Kimpton expertly and professionally resolved a matter that was getting nowhere with the Council. Thank you.

Mr Roger Smith – Extension of time for retention of caravan at Barry island farm, Port Gain, National Park.
Decision date: 17/07/13 Appeal ref 2192575.

Client Comment: Chris won our first appeal for my caravan way back in 1994 and came up trumps again 19 years later. He is a thorough professional and really knows his stuff.

Mr Jerome Flynn – Retention of a meditation hut, Trefacwm, Llanrhian.
Decision date: 10/07/13 Appeal Ref: 2192114.

Client comment: The Council made some very basic errors in processing my application. Mr Kimpton picked up on them and turned the whole matter around.

Mr Anthony Rees – Removal of agricultural occupancy condition on farm dwelling in Wiston, nr Haverfordwest.
Decision date : 19/04/12 Appeal Ref : 2165023.

Client comment: Chris had all the facts and case law to hand at the Appeal Hearing and, to be frank, completely destroyed the Council’s arguments.

Mid Wales Housing Association – Change of use of single dwelling to 3 self contained flats in Aberystwyth.
Decision date : 12/03/12 Appeal ref : 2166870.

Client Comment: Mr Kimpton responded quickly and efficiently to our request to prepare and lodge an appeal within 2 days. We are extremely pleased with the outcome as more much needed social housing can now be provided in Aberystwyth. We will certainly use Mr Kimpton’s professional services again.

Mr & Mrs O.Thomas – Change of use to create 4 residential apartments in Tenby (Pembrokeshire Coast National Park) without requirement to provide 2 units of affordable housing.
Decision date : 30/01/12 Appeal Ref : 2162376.

Client Comment:  This decision saved our investment and project. Had the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park had their way our project would have ended up with a negative return of £91,000-00. By collating detailed data from Local Estate Agents, Council property sale records, National Park house building completion figures and undertaking an analysis of what is now a flawed LDP Planning Policy, Chris turned this whole mess around for us. We have no hesitation in recommending his professional services.

Ms. Jacki Sime – Successful appeal against Pembrokeshire Coast National Park decision to refuse a single storey glazed rear extension  at Ffynnon Faiddog, Whitesands, St Davids.
Decision date : 01/06/12 Appeal Ref : 2170030.

Client Comment: We were getting absolutely nowhere with the National Park until Chris became involved and as a result we have had a planning application for a large modern kitchen and living room approved, and a successful appeal for a glazed rear extension. Thanks to Chris, who previously won an appeal lifting a holiday occupancy condition on the property, we will now have a wonderful spacious family home in a fabulous location. We highly recommend Chris’ services, which are thoroughly professional and not at all expensive.

Mr Don Ellis – Successful appeal against Pembrokeshire Coast National Park decision to allow a retrospective conversion of a double garage to ancillary residential accommodation for a retired couple in Valley Road, Saundersfoot.
Decision Date : 14/06/12 Decision Ref: 2172041.

Client Comment: We were extremely pleased with the professional manner in which Mr Kimpton dealt with our problem with the National Park and would thoroughly recommend his services.

Successful Planning Applications

Equestrian Stud against strong officer objections in National Park

Large granny annex for Mr and Mrs Macalast in National Park

Conversion of former B & B into 4 flats in Brecon for Commercial Banking Group

Modern, large extension to traditional stone outbuilding conversion in National Park

Removal of agricultural occupancy conditions in Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion, Carmarthenshire.

11km by-pass in Taupo, New Zealand against strong cultural and neighbour objections.

350 house development in Hamilton, New Zealand.

250 house development in Taurange, New Zealand.

Large light industrial complex for Commercial Banking clients in Pembrokeshire.

Change of use of former hotel to single dwelling in St Davids, Pembrokeshire.

Successful representations on behalf of Haverfordwest Chamber of Commerce against large out of town retail unit (3100m2) in Haverfordwest.

Several infill/rounding-off plots in Pembrokeshire.

Numerous traditional barn conversions in Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion and Carmarthenshire.

Over 160 successful appeals in Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion, Carmarthenshire  and New Zealand since 1988.


Contact CK Planning

Christopher Kimpton BA (HONS) Town and Country Planning
0789 614 3152