Small Sites, Big Challenges

May 6, 2018By Lyn JonesAdventures in Planning, Applications, Blog, Design, Projects, Regeneration, Residential, Rural

We’ve  recently submitted some responses to the Local Plan Review for Bristol, which aims to deliver on 33,500 new homes across the city by 2035, by, amongst other things, promoting urban living, building more densely and higher to achieve the most efficient use of land, and encouraging more brownfield sites to come forward. It ties in consistently with … Read More

Know Your Setting

October 18, 2017By Lyn JonesAdventures in Planning, Applications, Heritage

Here at Planning Ventures, as well as sitting on Bristol’s Conservation Advisory Panel, we find ourselves increasingly involved in development projects with a heritage element. Be it Conservation Areas, listed buildings or sites with high archaeological potential, heritage assets are all around us and can often make for challenging but rewarding schemes. To keep up … Read More

HOW TO: PV’s 10 Step Guide to Assembling an Application

August 21, 2017By Lyn JonesAdventures in Planning, Applications, Blog, How To, Projects

Do you have a site or development proposal but don’t know where or how to start going about securing consent? Have you managed your own planning applications but experienced delays and frustrations with accessing the system, maybe stalling at registration over an apparently unreasonable Council request? It’s often a painstaking and confusing process and no … Read More

Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations – Change is Afoot…..

April 28, 2017By Lyn JonesAdventures in Planning, Applications, Consultation, Heritage, Update

As we head full on into Spring, we’ve been keeping an eye on various changes within the industry that will impact on some of the larger and more environmentally sensitive projects which we deal with over the coming months. One such development is the amended Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) regulations that have been in transition … Read More

Permitted Development Rights: Why You Should Obtain a Dual-Use Permission

March 5, 2017By Julie LamingAdventures in Planning, Applications, Commercial, Regeneration, Residential

Do you have a commercial building or use that’s proving hard to let or do you need some flexibility of use for marketing a property? If so, it’s worth knowing that there are permitted development mechanisms available which can enable you to move with the market and make the planning system work a little bit … Read More

Christmas Sparkle

December 9, 2016By Julie LamingAdventures in Planning, Design

It’s that time of year again, you know the most wonderful time of the year. So it’s time to get out the Christmas jumpers, pop open the pink fizz and smother those mince pies in brandy butter.   Our final blog post of 2016 focuses on a bespoke Christmas design that we have commissioned from … Read More