Category Archives: Planning

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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Permitted Development – The Changes 2013

The process introduces uncertainty and an inconsistency into permitted development which has not existed before. Continue reading

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Are you building a house or a home?

The planning system, like housing development is a numbers game. Policies talk about units, houses and infrastructure, not homes and families. Continue reading

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Why the Governments changes to Permitted Development are not such a great idea – Planning changes

So given my position you would think I would relish the opportunity to design larger extensions without the interference of the local planning authority. However, despite the benefits…. Continue reading

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