Woodland wonders at Callow Hall

23rd September 2020
We successfully secured planning permission for an exciting new development of 11 ‘Wildhive’ woodland cabins at Callow Hall, Derbyshire.

Ambitious plans for Becketwell move forward

22nd September 2020
Joseph Cattmull, Architectural Technologist at Planning & Design Practice Ltd talks about the ambitious plans for the Becketwell area of Derby, as redevelopment plans take a major step forward.

Towering ambition for Sheffield city centre

22nd September 2020
Sheffield City Council continue to demonstrate ambition for the city centre, having granted a mixed use development involving the creation of student accommodation and retention of existing retail space on the first two floors of a tower block located at 50 High Street.

Paragraph 79

21st September 2020
We recently submitted a planning application for the demolition of steel frame buildings and the construction of a new dwelling. The application was submitted under Paragraph 79 of the National Planning Policy Framework, which allows for new houses in the countryside which are considered to be of exceptional quality.

The retirement of Architect Richard Rogers

21st September 2020
Following the announcement of his retirement, Tina Humphreys, Architectural Assistant from Planning Design looks back at the influential and illustrious career of Architect Richard Rogers.

Future Homes Standard 2020

16th September 2020
Architect Fernando Collado Lopez from Planning Design talks us through the implications and opportunities of the government's Future Homes Standard 2020.

New Permitted Development Rights – some scenarios

1st September 2020
Significant changes to the planning system have been announced. From September 1st new Permitted Development Rights represent opportunities to business and homeowners alike. Find out more about the planning reforms and what it could mean for you.

Planning permission for new bungalow, Dalbury Lees

19th August 2020
We recently received Planning Permission for a new dormer bungalow in the area of Dalbury Lees, a small village in Derbyshire. We originally gained outline planning approval for a bungalow and garage on this plot, and the clients came back to us to apply for the reserved matters application.

Fore! Planning permission rides on Ryder success

17th August 2020
The Secretary of State has granted planning permission for a major development within the Manchester green belt, however, the development can only go ahead if the site is successful in its bid to host golf’s Ryder Cup in either 2031 or 2035.

Growth, renewal and protection

5th August 2020
Jonathan Jenkin, Managing Director of Planning Design looks at the government’s proposals to identify areas for ‘Growth’, ‘Renewal’ and ‘Protection’ with corresponding levels of planning control.

Building on our International Architectural Expertise

15th July 2020
Planning & Design Practice Ltd are excited to announce new additions to its architectural team, as we look beyond lockdown, embrace the “new normal” and the opportunities that this may present for our homes, high streets and workplaces.

Engaging with NDSA

15th July 2020
We look at the work of the NDSA to provide a progressive, inclusive platform through which they can positively engage the architectural profession and broader community.

Build Build Build

8th July 2020
“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?

Lawful Development Certificate for residential dwelling

17th June 2020
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.

Virtual planning committee meetings

15th June 2020
After a three month hole in the planning committee meeting calendar, meetings are finally getting underway again, with our first virtual committee meeting on the 15th June.

Planning permission for restoration in World Heritage Site

20th May 2020
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.

Covid-19 Site visit working practices

19th May 2020
Working within the parameters of the lockdown we set out the measures our staff will be taking to keep themselves and our clients safe during site visits.

Everton FC’s public consultation shortlisted for National Planning award

12th May 2020
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…

Planning secured for new industrial units

6th May 2020
Planning & Design Practice recently gained planning permission for the erection of three industrial units at land to the rear of Brookfield Way, Brookfield Industrial Estate, located in Tansley.

Planning for the future

30th April 2020
We look at the recent policy paper from HM Government 'Planning for the Future' which sets out its plans for housing and planning following announcements in the 2020 Budget.

Farming, development and planning

28th April 2020
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.

Covid 19 – Working arrangements for LPAs

22nd April 2020
We are in regular contact with planning officers at local authorities across Derbyshire and Staffordshire. A list of individual planning authority working arrangements is at the link.

Emergency legislation for coronavirus facilities

20th April 2020
Emergency legislation that allows councils and health providers in England to establish facilities to support the fight against the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak came into force on the 9 April.
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