Heritage Project Update – Summer 2022

PDP_Heritage Summer 2022

In his latest Heritage Project update, Jon Millhouse, both a Chartered Town Planner and a Full Member of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation, with a specialist interest in Historic Building Conservation provides the latest information on several of the interesting heritage and conservation projects that Planning & Design Practice are currently engaged with.

As seen on TV…

We very much enjoyed seeing three of our projects feature in Ben Fogle’s “Make a New Life in the Country” TV programme which aired on Channel 5 on August 2nd. The program followed our clients John and Heather Bailey as they worked to develop their sheep farm at Heage, new home at Fritchley and sheep dairy and creamery at Crich, all of which we obtained planning and listed building consent for. We wish the Bailey’s every success in their new ventures.

City Lab opens for business

The Derby City Lab -an urban room style exhibition space to showcase Derby history and future projects -has opened its doors to the public. A joint venture by Derby City Council, Marketing Derby and the University of Derby and Latham’s, the City Lab is strategically situated on St James’s Street between the Market place and the new Becketwell development, both sites of ambitious redevelopment projects themselves. We are pleased to have contributed, having obtained listed building consent on behalf of the owners Clowes Developments for the restoration and reuse of the premises.

Heritage Project Update
Derby City Lab

Work underway at Belper Rugby Club

We are delighted to see that work has commenced on the new extension to Belper Rugby Club clubhouse. We helped to design and obtain planning consent for the project, located in the heart of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site. The extension will allow the club to host events, generate more revenue and become more sustainable.

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Belper Rugby Club’s clubhouse

Lost railings to be reinstated

It is a widely known fact that many of the ornate iron railings which once adorned the boundary walls of grand houses in the UK were removed and melted down in the Second World War. Few have ever returned. We are therefore pleased to have obtained listed building consent for the reinstatement of lost railings at the Eden Nesfield designed arts and crafts lodge house at Leawood Hall, Holloway, and look forward to seeing them reappear after an absence of 80 years.

Historical Photo of Leawood Hall railings

History of the river Derwent through Derby

I was privileged to give an enjoyable talk in July to the Darley Abbey Historical Group on the past present and future of the river Derwent in Derby. The talk was well attended and prompted a lively and thought-provoking discussion on this fascinating topic. Thank you to those who attended.

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Jon Millhouse, Director, Planning & Design Practice Ltd

Main Image: Pi Productions UK

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