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

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

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

Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations – Change is Afoot…..

April 28, 2017By Lyn JonesAdventures in Planning, Applications, Consultation, Heritage, Update

As we head full on into Spring, we’ve been keeping an eye on various changes within the industry that will impact on some of the larger and more environmentally sensitive projects which we deal with over the coming months. One such development is the amended Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) regulations that have been in transition … Read More

Appointment to Bristol’s Conservation Advisory Panel

November 28, 2014By Julie LamingAdventures in Planning, Business 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

Planning for excitement and adventure

May 6, 2014By Julie LamingAdventures in Planning, Architecture, Design, Health and Wellbeing, Heritage, Public Art, Regeneration

Today’s blog post is not really about planning as such, or architecture or urban design.  It is more about how the temporary or permanent use of a building, place or space can be aesthetically and emotionally transformative when used in a totally unexpected, exciting or adventurous way. Having just experienced an amazing Bank Holiday weekend … Read More