Chapman Lily Planning are pleased to have secured outline planning permission at appeal for the construction of a block of 30 flats on a site in Bournemouth town centre. The site had previously contained a vacant office block and already had permission for the construction of a smaller block of apartments but the Council had refused planning permission based on the addition size of the amended scheme. Chapman Lily Planning prepared a case for the appeal that included an in depth assessment of the local character and the presence of taller buildings close by. In determining the appeal the Inspector concluded that the new building, while taller than the earlier permitted scheme would be seen in the context of other tall buildings in the town centre and would fit in well with that character. The Inspector also concluded that in that regard the proposal would not disrupt any important skylines or views.