“Build, Build, Build” announced 10 Downing Street recently with a government press release proclaiming the most radical reforms to our planning system since the Second World War, making it easier to build better homes where people want to live. But did it?
Planning & Design Practice recently gained planning permission for a Lawful Development Certificate to establish the use of a building to a residential dwellinghouse. The building had never received formal planning permission, despite being used as a dwellinghouse since before the 1947 Planning Act.
Investors behind three major schemes, together worth £450 million, and that will transform Derby have given a huge vote of confidence to the city’s ability to bounce back following the coronavirus pandemic.
Planning & Design Practice Ltd were delighted to receive planning permission for restoration of a property located in a World Heritage Site. The consent was for alterations, extensions, a new barn and access for a large residence near Milford, Derbyshire.
I wrote in January about Everton Football Club’s planning application for a new 52,000 seat stadium at the historic Bramley Moore Dock and the similarities that can be drawn between the heritage versus regeneration debate in Liverpool and those that have recently taken place in Derby. The application was submitted…
Legal & General is to invest £150m into Sheffield’s West Bar Square development. The financial services company, together with Sheffield City Council, and developer Urbo (West Bar) Ltd will deliver a ‘mixed-use’ project for the area.
An interesting case where a farmer strips the top soil off land where he has planning permission for residential development before development starts. He decided to strip the top soil in preparation for a Phase II ground investigation report, one of the planning conditions.
With health care services under pressure across the globe due to staff and medical equipment shortages, Architect Fernando Collado Lopez looks at how people have begun to find innovative ways, including 3D printing to overcome these difficulties.
A new student flat development with commercial units beneath has been submitted to Sheffield City Council. The proposal is hoped to provide 220 student flats as well commercial space in an area of the City that is undergoing major regeneration and redevelopment.
The Coronavirus Act 2020 came into immediate effect yesterday, Thursday 26 March. In it, the Planning and Development system is listed as having real potential to be seriously compromised by the impacts of COVID-19.
A significant amount of heritage will be retained as part of the creation of a new ‘cultural heart’ for the city centre in the recently unveiled plans for Sheffield City Council’s Heart of the City II development.
The National Farmers Union (NFU) have recently published their 2020 Farming Diversification Report and with the start of a new decade, a number of factors have made the opportunity for diversification more attractive.
Permitted Development Rights give homeowners a lot of flexibility to alter, enlarge and improve their properties and the land that falls within their curtilage, but it is always worth getting a professional opinion to ensure your development meets all the criteria.
The future is now, as Sheffield City Council, together with the city’s highways contractor, Amey are utilising cutting edge Internet of Things technology to create the UK’s latest Smart City, starting with digitised roads.