Big PV News – Lyn Jones has joined

October 9, 2015By Julie LamingBusiness News

We are so excited that Lyn Jones has joined Planning Ventures as a Director. Having worked together at CSJ Planning as Associates Directors for a number of years we have joined forces again to continue to develop and build upon Planning Venture’s strong start as a creative and resourceful freelance planning consultancy, based in the … Read More

Planning permission secured for Nisbets PLC for the remodelling of St. Brendan’s Warehouse

September 15, 2015By Julie LamingApplications, Business News, Commercial, Design, Projects

Planning Ventures has secured full planning permission for the partial demolition and remodelling of St Brendan’s Warehouse, one of Nisbet PLCs three warehouses in Avonmouth. Prior to the submission of the planning application the design team went through a pre app process with Bristol City Council to determine the acceptability of the proposal, the design … Read More

It’s our FIRST Anniversary!

May 29, 2015By Julie LamingBusiness News

It’s time to celebrate, let’s crack open the pink fizz and eat cake – Planning Ventures is celebrating its FIRST anniversary! It’s been a year of excitement and adventure working on new schemes and working with old clients, colleagues and friends and meeting new ones. This last year has seen schemes to upgrade and expand a client’s … Read More

Copenhagen: European Green Capital of Cool

December 19, 2014By Julie LamingDesign

Having just recently spent a long weekend in Copenhagen: the current European Green Capital: the Scandi Capital of Cool, admiring the urbane, calm and effortless style of the Danes, I thought I would share some of my favourite images. Some pretty obvious, some a little eclectic and some downright deceptive. If you like some of … Read More

Appointment to Bristol’s Conservation Advisory Panel

November 28, 2014By Julie LamingBusiness News, Heritage

  I have recently joined Bristol’s Conservation Advisory Panel, representing the Bristol Neighbourhood Planning Network.  As one of my passions is old buildings, our heritage and the need to develop exciting, innovative and modern ways of taking listed buildings and conservation areas forward this seemed like a great fit. Whilst not a ‘conservation’ expert by … Read More

The reality of new PD rights for agricultural buildings

June 26, 2014By Julie LamingPolicy, Rural

So having ranted about the latest PD rights for retail to residential conversions I promised that I would look at the latest changes to permitted development (PD) rights for the changes of use of agricultural buildings, which came into force in April 2014. The Government has essentially created two new sets of PD rights: Class … Read More

Thoughts on planning for health care provision

June 11, 2014By Julie LamingHealth and Wellbeing, Policy

I’ve been working with the Avril Baker Consultancy to facilitate and manage a range of stakeholder consultations for Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group. As part of the team it’s been great talking about WCCGs 5 Year Plan, to a range of people across Wiltshire including Service personnel’s wives and partners, mums and their toddlers, the elderly, … Read More