Your Heritage Asset: Significant Or Not?

May 1, 2020By Lyn JonesAdventures in Planning, Heritage, Rural, Update

To our privilege, an increasing share of our work involves a heritage element – we frequently deal with applications for Conservation Areas and listed buildings, often in constrained urban settings. These make for challenging but rewarding projects. Jules sits on Bristol’s Conservation Advisory Panel so is already pretty au-fait with heritage principles, but as per … Read More

How to do: Food, drink and entertainment venues – Mine’s a Vegan burger

March 1, 2020By Lyn JonesAdventures in Planning

In recent years we’ve dealt with a stream of schemes relating to food, drink and entertainment venues. These have mostly involved changes of use for various cafes, restaurants, bars, take-aways and event spaces, with the odd micro-brewery, gin-distillery and axe throwing venue thrown in. Some have involved individual entities, some mixed-up with other uses, but … Read More

Context – What is it good for?

October 23, 2019By Julie LamingAdventures in Planning, Design, Heritage, How To

‘Context’ is a design-related concept that we usually associate with heritage development. But it shouldn’t just be limited to schemes for listed buildings, non-designated heritage assets and development in Conservation Areas.  ‘Context’ is just as important, relevant and integral to creating great design anywhere. A good understanding of ‘Context’ enables the creation of an honest … Read More

Demolition, hold that wrecking ball…

September 1, 2019By Lyn JonesAdventures in Planning, Appeals, How To

We’re back in harness after our summer recess, and looking forward to whatever projects unfold for us over the next few months. Whilst we’ve seen a Brexit-related hold across much of the construction industry over the past year, we’re really hoping that some form of a resolution from the Government (lord knows which way) over … Read More

Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes (to your Planning Permission)

February 27, 2019By Julie LamingAdventures in Planning, How To

Hooray you’ve secured your planning permission; it’s in the bag, and the celebrations done and dusted. You’re building out the approved scheme but now, in the immortal words of the late, great David Bowie, you want to make some “Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes”. Whether big, small, complex or straightforward, you’ll need to formalise these because your development can … Read More