Design to succeed

There are many things in life that our out of our control and the opinions of Planning Officers are one of them! Planning Law changes regularly and although the elements of the discussions remain the same, Local Policy, being in a Conservation Area or Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty can make the simplest of extensions a trying process.

Handled with Care

Many of my client’s watch Grand Designs and it is often the first thing we have in common that we can talk about the good, the bad and the ugly!

Will I need planning permission?

It is often one of the first things people ask me when they find out what I do, knowing that I have contacts with the Local Authority. Planning guidance regularly changes however there have been a few relaxations in the Law more recently, which has made some of the simpler extensions and alteration more accessible to all. As a general…

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From feasibility to reality – Planning

For some clients the journey will have naturally rest at the end of the feasibility stage, the feasibility design will have provided a good insight as to what is possible in the future for which they will need to raise funding, for others it has been a deciding factor as to whether they will move home rather than stay and…

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How does the process work and where do I start?

A building project can be exciting, unknown and ultimately quite daunting if it is the first time you have embarked on extending or altering a property. For some the journey is not a new one, however you may have become more adventurous with experience, having started with simple internal alterations at home.