Effective Engagment – Keep Talking, Keep Listening, Keep Evolving

October 31, 2018By Lyn JonesHow 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

The Revised NPPF – The New Planning Rulebook?

August 22, 2018By Lyn JonesBlog, Design, Policy, Update

Welcome back after that fabulous long hot summer. Whilst here at Planning Ventures we celebrate the launch of the new school year, we’re also braced for a fresh start in the Planning calendar, just as you were all escaping for your fortnight of downtime, July 24th saw the release of the long-awaited revised National Planning … Read More

HOW TO: PV’s Pre-Application Pointers

March 5, 2018By Lyn JonesApplications, Blog, How To

If you have a major or contentious proposal, you’re very likely to save time and resources in the long run if you submit a pre-application enquiry or ‘pre-app’. It can be based on the minimum of design work but enables you to engage early with a Local Planning Authority and stakeholders to establish their position … Read More

Know Your Setting

October 18, 2017By Lyn JonesApplications, 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