Open Call for Artist Proposals

19th August 2019
Junction Arts are supporting Planning Design Ltd & John Stockton to commission an artist who will design, deliver and install a new public realm artwork for a private housing development in Ashover, Derbyshire.

Normanton Road Shopping – Food for Thought

7th August 2019
PDP were delighted to secure Planning Permission for our client to build a single storey retail premises on a site as part of the district shopping centre of Normanton and Peartree.

Factory Extension Planning Amendment – C.W. Fletcher

7th August 2019
PDP were approached by C.W. Fletcher, leading manufacturers of precision engineered components, working within a diverse range of industries, principally aerospace, nuclear and space exploration. The company is based near Rother Valley Country Park, a short distance from junction 31 of the M1 and equidistant from Sheffield and Rotherham.

Car Park approval in Derby’s North Riverside

3rd July 2019
Planning & Design Practice have secured planning permission for a Coach and Car Park in the North Riverside area of the city of Derby. The new coach parking provides a facility for visitors to the city to enjoy the thriving cultural scene in Derby.

Planning & Design secure appeal win for low carbon energy system

2nd July 2019
Planning & Design have secured approval on appeal on behalf of Midlands Biomass Solutions Ltd, resulting in planning permission being granted for the construction of an innovative timber drying facility and associated storage facilities at a farm in Derbyshire.

PDP Enjoy Factory Tour with Tobermore

2nd July 2019
Some of our Design Team were lucky enough to be invited to a factory tour hosted by Tobermore paving recently. The company produces concrete-based paving, bricks, and retaining walls.

RIBA declares environment and climate emergency

1st July 2019
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) have formally agreed to join the global declaration of an environmental and climate emergency at the triannual meeting of RIBA Council members.

Consent granted to extend rural cottage in Biggin by Hulland

7th June 2019
Planning & Design have recently obtained planning consent for a project on a large plot of land in the rural location of Biggin by Hulland in the Derbyshire Dales. We were approached by the client to look at a scheme to transform a dilapidated farm cottage into a family home.

PDP run the Derby 10K!

8th May 2019
Staff from Planning & Design Derby office ran the Derby 10k on 7th April to raise money for Derby & Burton Hospitals Charity.

Biodiversity Net Gain – Impact on Planning Applications

8th May 2019
In the Spring Statement the Chancellor Philip Hammond announced that the government will use the planning system to mandate a net biodiversity gain from new development. However, the Consultation by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) left open questions about how the scheme will work in practice.

New team member – Fernando Collado Lopez

3rd April 2019
Fernando is an ARB registered architect who joined Planning & Design Practice in February 2019. He has previously worked in a variety of practices and locations including the United States, Spain and London.

The Housing Delivery Test

5th March 2019
The results of the Housing Delivery Test were published in February. Local Planning Authorities sent figures to the Government for the last 3 years setting out the number of homes completed in their areas against their housing targets.

Do you know about the Party Wall Act 1996?

5th March 2019
Most people are either unaware of the Party Wall Act, or unclear of the details. The Party Wall Act covers the protection of neighbours from work that may affect their property.

PDP secure planning consent for barn conversion in Amber Valley

5th March 2019
Planning & Design Practice recently secured planning permission for a barn conversion within the Amber Valley Borough. The barn was starting to become weaker, with one wall on the rear elevation beginning to crumble and a steel bracing holding the two main walls firmly in an upright position.

PDP’s Charity of the year – Derby & Burton Hospitals Charity

5th March 2019
PDP have chosen to raise money for Derby & Burton Hospitals Charity this year. This is a great local charity, and the money raised will help provide the extras that cannot be provided from NHS statutory funding but make a huge difference to their patients and staff.

PDP secures permission for log cabin scheme near Matlock

8th November 2018
Planning & Design Practice have recently secured permission for a development of 5 log cabins on a site at Doehole, near Matlock, for use as holiday accommodation. The project represents a farm diversification scheme for our client, who also produced their own business plan in support of the application.
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