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

Our Celebration of 5

January 2, 2019By Lyn JonesAdventures in Planning, Update

Happy New Year! We hope your festive season was everything you wanted it to be and you’re feeling suitably braced for whatever 2019 has in store. As we kick-off into January, we’re looking forward to celebrating Planning Ventures 5th birthday this year with a whoop. We set up in 2014 with plenty of enthusiasm but … Read More

Effective Engagement – Keep Talking, Keep Listening, Keep Evolving

October 31, 2018By Lyn JonesAdventures in Planning, How To, Policy

It’s become increasingly clear in recent years that local communities are becoming more engaged in the planning process, particularly where they feel passionate about individual sites or the impact of development in their areas. This doesn’t just mean old-school NIMBYism, but more a growing desire to have some influence or control over how ‘their’ areas … Read More

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