Re-embracing Derby’s waterways

20th January 2020
Impressed by the Derby and Sandiacre Canal Trust’s plans to restore and develop The Derby Canal, Chartered Town Planner Jon Millhouse, of Derby-based Planning and Design Practice, offers a few ideas of his own for re-embracing Derby’s waterways and achieving a waterside renaissance in the city.

Extending Walnut Cottage

14th January 2020
Planning & Design recently gained planning permission for a porch and living extension to a curtilage listed barn.

Bridging the North South Divide

7th January 2020
With the election out of the way and Brexit firmly on the horizon, Boris continues talk on his election pledge to increase investment in the North of England and Midlands, in a bid to boost economic growth and prosperity.

Sheffield Call for Sites

6th January 2020
Work on the Sheffield Local Plan has picked up again with the Council currently undertaking their call for sites. This will run until 31 January 2020.

Ambitious plans for site of Sheffield’s medieval castle

20th December 2019
A new plan to transform the site of Sheffield's medieval castle proposes the creation of a landmark attraction for the North of England combining reconstructed, illuminated ruins with bars, restaurants, a hotel, a riverside park and a large outdoor arts venue.

Back to the future? Rethinking terraced housing

11th December 2019
Jon Millhouse, Director at Planning & Design Practice Ltd believes that terraced housing could be the key to tackling the housing crisis and make Britain carbon neutral in the coming decades.

Callow Hall, where treetops glisten…

4th December 2019
PDP have been commissioned by the Hive Hotel Group to provide planning consultancy services on a number of exciting proposals for Callow Hall, near Ashbourne.

The Sheffield Plan

4th December 2019
An update on the Local Development Scheme which sets out the timetable for the preparation of ‘The Sheffield Plan.’

Meeting housing Needs in Wirksworth

3rd December 2019
Planning & Design Practice have secured planning approval in principle for 12 new homes at Millers Green, located on the southern side of Wirksworth.

Not the end of the line for historic station

2nd December 2019
The historic Wingfield Station has been rescued thanks to the work of Derbyshire Historic Buildings Trust, Amber Valley Borough Council and The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Join our team – We’re recruiting

25th November 2019
We're recruiting! Are you looking for a new role? Or maybe you are returning to work after a career break? We are currently looking for both an Architectural Technologist as well as an Architect.

Recent Flooding

13th November 2019
Recent heavy rainfall resulted in numerous flood alerts being issued across Derbyshire, and South Yorkshire and the weekend saw the River Derwent burst its banks, with the resultant flooding causing travel chaos and widespread disruption.

World Town Planning Day 2019

6th November 2019
Friday 8 November is World Town Planning Day, which brings together planners and communities every year to celebrate how we shape our world and make it a place where people want to live, work and play together.

Backing Becketwell

30th October 2019
Planning & Design are pleased to see our peers amongst the business community, together with stakeholders such as Marketing Derby, providing their support to the redevelopment plans for the Becketwell area.

Update on the ‘Sheffield Plan’

29th October 2019
Sheffield City Council are in the process of preparing a new local plan (and have been for some time). The ‘Sheffield Plan’ will guide the future of the city by setting out how and where development will take place up to 2034.

Back to nature for Planning & Design

21st October 2019
It was back to nature for the Planning & Design team when we spent a rewarding and enjoyable day volunteering with the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust.

Queen’s Speech plans on climate change welcomed

15th October 2019
The government has unveiled plans on building safety, the National Infrastructure Strategy and a goal for the UK to lead global action against climate change in the Queen’s Speech of Monday 14 October.

And the winner is…RIBA Stirling Prize 2019

9th October 2019
Congratulations to the 2019 RIBA Stirling Prize winner Goldsmith Street by Mikhail Riches with Cathy Hawley. Awarded to the UK’s best new building, the project for Norwich City Council is made up of almost 100 highly energy-efficient homes.

Surveyors RECAP 2019

18th September 2019
Jonathan Jenkin MD Planning & Design addressed Surveyors RECAP 2019 part of a series of seminars providing an invaluable CPD update for rural practitioners and surveyors.

Open House London

2nd September 2019
Open House London will take place this year on 21- 22 September 2019, giving free public access to over 800 buildings, walks, talks and tours over one weekend.

Matlock looks at Climate Change

28th August 2019
Matlock Town Council has declared a Climate and Ecological Emergency and are hosting an event looking at what is being done locally?

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.
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