Old Orchards

February 15, 2022By Lyn JonesAdventures in Planning, Blog, Heritage

On our theme this year of looking at biodiversity, environmental protection and sustainability issues within the English planning system, Jane Fowles and Georgina Harvey of Novell Tullett Landscape Architects shared their thoughts with us about the beauty, history and fragility of Old Orchards. Their take on these unique landscape features completely encapsulates why we should uphold landscape policy designations…

HOW TO DO: Permissions in Principle

October 27, 2021By Lyn JonesAdventures in Planning, Applications, Blog, How To

With the urgent pressure for housing delivery, yet increasingly onerous planning application requirements and convoluted prior approval processes, we’re often now approached by clients wanting to find a swifter means of securing permission for residential development. Whether its simply to establish Class C3 principles on a small urban site or just to obtain certainty for … Read More

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

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