PV Bitesize: Your New PD Rights

September 10, 2020By Lyn JonesAdventures in Planning, Permitted Development Rights, Update

Well, it’s certainly been a roller coaster few weeks in the planning-sphere, culminating in Johnson and Jenrick finally releasing their white paper vision for a new national zoning system. Largely ditching local plans in favour of graded areas of protection, renewal, and growth and riding roughshod over the democratic consultation process, the document also contains … Read More

Introducing Anna Smith

July 10, 2020By Lyn JonesCharity

Anna Smith has been the CEO of One25 since 2017 and is passionate about supporting women in achieving their goals and redressing the inequalities in society. She is committed to putting women at the heart of the service, giving them the love, and with them building the trust, to enable them to make choices for … Read More

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

Meet One25

March 2, 2020By Lyn JonesCharity

One25 are a Bristol-based charity. Founded in 1995 they were the only organisation at that time specifically supporting street sex-working women. They reach out to women trapped in, or vulnerable to, street sex work, supporting them to break free and build new lives away from violence, poverty and addiction. As a female led Bristol business, … 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

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

Mustard Seeds – Balance for Better

August 14, 2019By Lyn JonesCharity

Following our Mad May challenge, in July 2019 we were delighted to be invited to represent One25 at a Bristol business networking seminar hosted by Mustard Seeds, and speak about our involvement with the charity. We shared our story of how we came to hear about them, what led us to support them, and how … Read More