James Cain - Solicitor, Coles Miller

Our Planning Consultant Helps To Save Druitt Gardens Trees17th Jan 2014

by James Cain on 17th Jan 2014

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To help protect the historic heart of a town is a rare privilege – to have been able to do it twice is even more of an honour.James Cain - Solicitor, Coles Miller

For the second time in less than a year, Coles Miller Planning Consultant James Cain has helped Christchurch to preserve its much-loved Druitt Gardens conservation area.

James represented Christchurch Conservation Trust in its successful bid to save seven trees from the developer’s axe.

The trees help to provide a valuable green lung in the centre of Christchurch. They accommodate biodiversity and screen buildings, James successfully argued at the planning meeting.

Druitt Gardens are of huge importance to the people of Christchurch. They were a bequest to the town by Charlotte Druitt in 1946.

The sheer number of people who objected to the proposed tree felling – 450 in total – confirms the high regard in which the gardens are held.

This latest planning victory follows similar success last June for James when he helped the Druitt Hall Association to safeguard the community facility.

To the joy of the association at the time, Christchurch planners approved proposals for a new and improved Druitt Hall to be built on the site after initial plans simply to demolish the existing hall were rejected.

Coles Miller provides a wide range of planning services, assisting clients with applications, appeals, objections, enforcement and feasibility studies.

For further details, please contact Coles Miller Chartered Town Planning Consultant James Cain, 01202 673011.

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