Following the retirement of Steve McClelland we have appointed Stephen Wickenden to the post of Architectural Draftsman – CAD Designer. Steve is fully proficient with computer drawing programmes and is proving to be a great asset to the Practice in working with our Planners to produce quality drawings for planning applications and development proposals. He can also produce drawings for Building Regulation submissions. To discuss your drawing requirements telephone him on 01962 715770 or contact him via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Southern Planning Practice was tasked with the conversion of a redundant barn into a dwelling in a countryside location. Mansfield Barn is a redundant agricultural building standing in splendid rural isolation. It is of traditional timber frame construction with weather boarded walls and a clay tile roof. Lack of use over the years had seen its condition deteriorate but it was still structurally sound and capable of being repaired and re-used. As a redundant rural building the preferred use in…
The project was to lead the erection of 13 no industrial units, including use of 1 no unit as trade counter for B8 and B2 purposes. This involved the construction of industrial units on an area of open storage and to provide a trade counter. However, the key issues with this project was its countryside location and the visual impact of existing open storage and new unit. Furthermore, this project would generate traffic and the location already had existing authorised use….
The costs regime is there to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the planning appeal system and also covers administrative failings by both parties. But it is important to note that costs are not awarded to the other party just because the appeal was allowed or dismissed. Find out more in this costs PDF.
The Coalition Government has been steadily changing the planning system and introducing a three stage approach to development, read more about the new permitted development rights.