Acting on behalf of a local care provider, De Pol associates secured permission for the use of an existing building as an alcohol detox and rehab centre.
The provider had previously operated from other premises in the city. However, their lease was due to expire and the landlord was unwilling to negotiate wanting to redevelop the site for an alternative use. Having identified available, suitable, alternative premises De Pol was instructed to secure a change of use of the building to allow the provider to move in and continue to operate their detox and rehabilitation centre.
The proposal represented a relatively contentious use which had the potential to raise significant objections from neighbours. De Pol was able to demonstrate that the proposed use would not have a detrimental impact on the local area or the amenity of neighbouring residents. De Pol also advised on the preparation of a Management Plan for the Centre and agreed a condition with the local authority which allowed the applicant to operate the centre as they required.
The centre has now relocated and is operating successfully from its new premises.