Context – What is it good for?

October 23, 2019By Julie LamingAdventures in Planning, Design, Heritage, How To

‘Context’ is a design-related concept that we usually associate with heritage development. But it shouldn’t just be limited to schemes for listed buildings, non-designated heritage assets and development in Conservation Areas.  ‘Context’ is just as important, relevant and integral to creating great design anywhere. A good understanding of ‘Context’ enables the creation of an honest … 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

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

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

September 15, 2015By Julie LamingAdventures in Planning, Applications, 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