Author Archives: Nigel

Planning granted in Hill Head

We are pleased to have gained planning permission for an interesting project near the sea in Hill Head, Hampshire. Having worked successfully on two of their earlier projects, our clients were keen to unlock the potential in their new bungalow … Continue reading

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Planning granted in Alverstoke

We have just gained planning permission for a multiple level contemporary extension on a detached house in Gosport. Continue reading

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What happens when the builder goes off-piste?

There is no defence for changing structural elements without the approval of the homeowner, the designer and the Building Control body. Continue reading

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Planning granted for Coppershades

Sited within designated countryside, a strategic gap and bordering the Netley Abbey Conservation Area and part of the former grounds to the abbey, planning permission for such a contemporary design could have been tricky. Continue reading

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Conflicts in regulatory requirements

Even though B1 is concerned with saving people’s lives in the case of the fire it will not trump the planning requirements for protecting the privacy of neighbours. If your design relies on this solution it is time to come up with another design. Continue reading

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England v Germany – The Property Game

In Germany the local authority buys the land, builds the road and infrastructure and waits for people and families wanting a new house to buy individual plots from them Continue reading

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