We were approached in this case following the receipt of an enforcement notice after the client took over the site of a previous office and warehouse, where now his operational HQ and private ambulance fleet were based. The sight of up to 12 new private ambulances in the local vicinity could hardly be missed and initially had caused some alarm with local residents. A concessionary approach with the council failed to realise any results and so an appeal was made against the notice, setting out in detail why, with certain amendments, the use would be acceptable and should therefore be granted planning permission. This involved a detailed research of the history of the site, local appeals as well as a detailed ‘Parking beat’ survey and other highways submissions using our trusted engineer’s contacts. At appeal the inspector accepted all our evidence and arguments and permission was granted retrospectively, safeguarding the business here and up to 35 jobs in the process.