Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes (to your Planning Permission)

February 27, 2019By Julie LamingAdventures in Planning, How To

Hooray you’ve secured your planning permission; it’s in the bag, and the celebrations done and dusted. You’re building out the approved scheme but now, in the immortal words of the late, great David Bowie, you want to make some “Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes”. Whether big, small, complex or straightforward, you’ll need to formalise these because your development can … 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

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

Permitted Development Rights: Why You Should Obtain a Dual-Use Permission

March 5, 2017By Julie LamingAdventures in Planning, Applications, Commercial, Regeneration, Residential

Do you have a commercial building or use that’s proving hard to let or do you need some flexibility of use for marketing a property? If so, it’s worth knowing that there are permitted development mechanisms available which can enable you to move with the market and make the planning system work a little bit … Read More