Architecture and Planning News and Advice

Statements of Heritage Significance

21st February 2024
Planning & Design Practice were tasked with writing a Statement of Heritage Significance for owners of The Toll Gate House on the outskirts of Ashbourne to help our client secure planning permission.

Success for heritage holiday lets

21st February 2024
Planning & Design Practice announce a successful planning application for the retrospective change of use of one dwelling to two holiday lets, at Langwith Mill House.

Subdivision and conquer

21st February 2024
In partnership with Davey Stone Associates Planning & Design Practice have secured planning permission for the subdivision of a house to form two apartments in Cawthorne, South Yorkshire.

Green belt opportunities

20th February 2024
Planning & Design Practice are pleased to announce the approval of an outline application for the demolition of outbuildings including an old barn allowing the erection of a new home in Heage, Derbyshire.

Heritage update winter 2024

20th February 2024
Our Director Jon Millhouse, both a Chartered Town Planner and a Full Member of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation, brings us his latest Heritage Update on several of the interesting heritage and conservation projects that are happening in Derbyshire and those that we are currently working on.

We’re recruiting – Planner

30th January 2024
Planning & Design Practice Ltd is a leading town planning and architectural consultancy looking to recruit a Planner to join our team.

We’re Recruiting – Graduate Planner

24th January 2024
We are looking to recruit a Graduate Planner to join our team. We are looking for an enthusiastic and ambitious graduate town planner looking to develop a career in the private sector.

Barn storming Green Belt success!

16th January 2024
Planning & Design Practice Ltd is delighted to announce that planning permission has recently been secured for the change of use and conversion of existing traditional red brick agricultural buildings to form 3 houses at a farmstead, within the Green Belt in Ockbrook, Derbyshire.

RIBA House of the Year 2023

16th January 2024
Each year the RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) searches for the best architect designed home in the UK, focusing on innovation and quality. Our Senior Architect David Symons discusses this year's shortlist and this year’s winner.

Old barns, new homes

16th January 2024
Planning & Design Practice have successfully secured planning permission for the conversion of two former farm buildings into two houses within the open countryside in Loscoe, Derbyshire.

Planning permission boosts rural business near historic hall

16th January 2024
Planning & Design Practice are delighted to announce that planning permission has been granted for the cladding of a building (retrospective) and change of use to a house, that will support a rural business in Barlborough, a village in Derbyshire.

Successful appeal secures new home

16th January 2024
Planning & Design Practice have successfully overturned a decision to refuse to grant planning permission for demolition of an existing bungalow to be replaced with a new house in Quarndon, Derby.

2023 – the year in review

20th December 2023
As 2023 draws to a close, Director Richard Pigott picks out some of his own highlights from the year at Planning & Design and further afield.

2023 – A Derby Renaissance

20th December 2023
Gary Stringer, our Marketing Manager and Derbian, reflects on another exciting year for the city, with a number of schemes coming forward and in the pipeline.

Farm Diversification Approval for Derbyshire Farm

13th December 2023
Planning & Design Practice Ltd is pleased to announce that Full planning permission has recently been secured for the change of use of agricultural field for use as a driver training facility for excavators as part of a farm diversification scheme in Derbyshire.

Planning success aids school masterplan

13th December 2023
Planning & Design Practice are happy to announce that planning permission has been granted for the siting of temporary classroom facilities and an office, as well as a temporary car park at a school in North Northamptonshire.

Appeal success for barn conversion and extension in Derbyshire

13th December 2023
We are pleased to announce that working as Architects, alongside Bagshaws LLP acting as planning agents, we have been granted planning permission by the Planning Inspectorate for the conversion and extension of a disused stone barn in Derbyshire.

Change of Use creates new stables

12th December 2023
Planning & Design Practice Ltd are delighted to announce the planning permission for the erection of a new stables and formation of a menage on a site at Coxbench, Derbyshire. The new stables will replace an old agricultural building and will allow the client ample space for horses and horse-riding…

Storage unit success

11th December 2023
Planning & Design Practice Ltd are delighted to announce a successful application for the erection of a storage building in Worksop, Nottinghamshire. The new building will provide additional storage space for the existing business, adjacent to the Chesterfield Canal.

New life for Cathedral Green

22nd November 2023
Ambitious plans have been submitted by Wavensmere D3 Ltd and Wilson Bowden Developments Ltd for a 9 storey scheme to bring 186 new homes into the centre of Derby on the long standing vacant site next to Cathedral Green.

Retrospective planning permission

22nd November 2023
In a successful appeal against an Enforcement Notice, Planning & Design Practice have assisted in securing retrospective planning permission for the installation of an oil tank associated with a recently constructive new build house.

Building Stability within the Green Belt

22nd November 2023
Planning & Design Practice are pleased to announce that they have successfully secured planning permission for a new stable building within the Green Belt, a positive result for our client having been achieved.

Reasons planning permission can be refused

16th November 2023
If you are embarking on a development project, it is more than likely that the planning permission application for the project will occupy a large amount of time and effort. You may have recently had an application refused, and you might be wondering why. 

Arguing history with a Chat Bot

25th October 2023
A recent exchange between our Heritage Consultant Ruth Gray, and an AI chat bot revealed that artificial intelligence may not know all the facts! Read on to find out more!

RIBA Stirling Prize 2023

25th October 2023
Planning & Design Practice's Senior Architect David Symons takes a look at some of the innovative projects shortlisted for the 2023 RIBA Stirling Prize.

RTPI Young Planners’ Conference 2023

24th October 2023
On Friday 13th and Saturday 14th October, hundreds of Young Planners flocked to Birmingham to attend the annual Young Planners’ Conference, which this year was hosted by the RTPI West Midlands Young Planners Committee.

Permission secured for Peak District barn

24th October 2023
Planning & Design Practice are pleased to announce that planning permission has been secured for the erection of an agricultural building in the Peak District National Park.

Dale Road delight for a vacant property in Matlock

20th September 2023
Planning & Design Practice is pleased to announce that Full planning permission has recently been secured for the change of use, conversion and extension of a vacant property located in the heart of Matlock.

Glapwell – Home is where the art is

20th September 2023
Planning & Design Practice have gained planning permission for Meadowview Homes to build 64 homes on the site of the former Glapwell Estate and hall.

Inspired design for infill plot

20th September 2023
Planning & Design Practice are pleased to announce the granting of outline permission with all matters reserved, except access, for the construction of a new home in South Derbyshire. The proposal constitutes limited infill between existing properties.

New barn boost for agricultural business

19th September 2023
Planning & Design Practice are pleased to announce that planning permission has been secured for the erection of an agricultural barn to be used in connection with a small agricultural holding in South Derbyshire.

Collaboration for care home success

18th September 2023
Working alongside Urban Design & Consult, Planning & Design Practice have secured further planning permission for a single storey rear extension to a residential care home in Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire.

Approval for Outwoods health care village

23rd August 2023
Planning & Design Practice are pleased to announce the approval of the redevelopment of the Outwoods site based at Queens Hospital Burton, to provide a new health care village.
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