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Yesterday MHCLG released new housing data. Annual housing supply in England amounted to 222,190 net additional dwellings in 2017-18, up 2 per cent on 2016-17. The 222,190 net additions in 2017-18 resulted from 195,290 new build homes, 29,720 gains from … Continued

Front extensions to 1980s dwelling

It is not unusual for a property to be located outside of a conservation area, and yet still be within its ‘setting’. In such scenarios, any proposed development would still need to be assessed in terms of its impact on … Continued

Ariel view rural housing

Our recent appeal win for a change of use from a café to family home, highlights the importance of a holistic planning approach when seeking residential development in rural locations. The project background: The site comprises a single dwelling and … Continued

New Build Housing Development designed by Invent Architecture

Another appeal win for the Plainview Planning Team, this time for the redevelopment of a brownfield site in a challenging location to create; 5x town houses, 4x mews houses, and 8x flats. We were approached to assist following a refusal … Continued

nondeterminationappeal2018

We are delighted to have achieved planning approval for another residential development in the Forest of Dean, this time for outline planning for 3 x houses to replace obsolete and unused greenhouses on the site of a former market garden. … Continued

selfbuild eco house, IPT Architects

We have recently submitted a planning appeal in support of a self-build scheme for an eco-dwelling, on land situated outside the settlement boundary near Deal, Dover. Review and strategy: We were approached to assist after the original application had been … Continued

New build single dwelling designed by Invent Architecture

We have secured planning approval for 4 x residential dwellings in Charing, a historical village in Ashford, Kent. We are delighted with this approval which will enable the redevelopment of an underused site with 4 x high-quality residential dwellings in … Continued

drawings for basement extensions

We are delighted with our recent appeal win for a basement extension in Lambeth, to change a 2 bedroom flat into a 4 bedroom duplex apartment. The London Borough of Lambeth Planning Department had initially refused consent for the excavation … Continued

Mill Conversion Drawing by Millar Howard Workshop

Our recent planning appeal success highlights the importance of pragmatism in decision making.  The scheme designed by Millar Howard Architects sought the repair, extension and conversion of an existing mill building to facilitate the change of use into a single … Continued

Annexe accommodation

An effective planning strategy ensured we were able to help our client secure permission for an architect designed annexe at appeal. The original planning application: The applicant had submitted a previous application for a large scale annexe to provide ancillary … Continued