Conversions under class Q of the Permitted Development Rights (PDR) have resulted in a wide range of designs, some of which simply fail to make the best of the opportunities with these buildings. In this instance a previous owner had received consent but it was clearly done just to attain the principle of the conversion. Our clients wanted to do something more exciting whilst remaining with the rules and guidance associated with class Q. The architects were guide by our planning advice concerning these rules and then RCC supported the amended application when it was submitted. We were delighted when approval was given and look forward to the conversion taking place.