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Authority: Cardiff Council


Proposed Development:

KEW Planning was appointed to obtain temporary change of use for a period of 5 years from a warehouse (Class B8) to an events venue (sui generis).

DEPOT is an established business in Cardiff and a popular destination venue, that has various events including BINGO Lingo, Six Nations Rugby and most recently Eurovision.


Planning Issues:

The temporary change of use would result in the loss of employment floorspace.  DEPOT needed to relocate and commence the fit-out works within very short period of time (less than 8 weeks).

Through the very well established relationship with Cardiff Council officers, Kathryn established and agreed at an early stage that Pre-Application Consultation wasn’t necessary (although over the 1,000sqm threshold).



This was the third time that DEPOT were relocating and Managing Director Kathryn Williams had acted on their behalf. Kathryn engaged early with officers, and ensured that a very swift approval decision was forthcoming, via delegated powers, within 5 weeks of validation.

“Kathryn has been dedicated to working with DEPOT for a lengthy period being the third time she has acted for us. Kathryn is always very response, proactive and capable, using her well-established connections to deliver the positive result we have for DEPOT 3. Kathryn is our go-to planning consultant, always giving us the most accurate advice and prioritising us to meet tight deadlines.”

Nicholas Saunders, Managing Director, DEPOT