Home Extensions – Permitted Development: England and Wales

We are often asked by residential clients “do I need planning permission?”  Permitted Development rights (PD rights) are a set of rules which can allow extension & remodelling works to your home without the approval of a full planning application. In recent years there have been significant changes to PD rights that now allow much… Read more »

Planning fees to increase from 1st November 2014 (Scotland)

The Scottish Government has announced that all Planning Application fees are due to be increased from November 1st 2014 by approximately 5%.  The new rates will be applicable to all Planning applications made on or after that date. As examples of the effect of the increase: The application fee for full planning permission for residential development… Read more »

CB3 Design supports Lymm and District Round Table Beer Festival

Once again CB3 Design have sponsored a cask of real ale at Lymmbeerfest to help raise money for charity.  The event organised by Lymm and District Round Table and held this year on Friday 5th September and Saturday 6th September, features food and entertainment and some fine ales.  We hope a great pint and good chat was… Read more »

Architect in the Hoose

CB3 Design has signed up for RIAS/ ABS charity scheme Are you considering transforming your property? Sign up to Architect in the Hoose 2014 and speak to an architect for ideas and inspiration! The scheme is very simple and all contributions go to charity – architects across Scotland are offering hour-long consultations to the public… Read more »

Look out for us on TV

Lymm village stars in Sky 1 TV Comedy Brand New Sky 1 TV Comedy “After Hours” has been extensively filmed in Lymm village for the past few weeks. The Comedy Drama which is due to air in Autumn has been using Lymm for location filming and this includes many of the shops, lower dam, the… Read more »

Planning Appeal allowed & Costs Awarded: Vicarage Lane, Elworth

This scheme for four new residential dwellings was recently granted planning permission, secured by cb3 design and in conjunction with Emery Planning Partnership town planning consultancy. Vicarage Lane Scheme Site Plan The site comprises a dilapidated timber church hall in a residential area of Elworth, Sandbach, South Cheshire and is surrounded by an eclectic mix… Read more »

Upgrading Homes

Low Carbon Lymm recently organised a research visit to Golden Gates Housing Association to gain some insight into the associations performance upgrades on a range of homes around Warrington. The event was attended by a selection of organisations including ourselves, local residents & businesses, local landlords, and the neighbouring St.Helens Council. The event included a tour of several recent… Read more »

Chapelford Village

Chapelford Village near Warrington continues to progress rapidly on site and continues a long standing successful relationship with David Wilson Homes.  “Chapelford Urban Village sits a few miles from the new Junction 8 M62. This brand new area already benefits from a new park, supermarket and family restaurant. The new Chapelford Village CP School is… Read more »

New Home Approved

We were recently granted Planning Approval for a new one-off substantial home in North Cheshire. The site is formed from a portion of a sizeable existing garden and sits comfortably between existing residential properties with aspects out onto open countryside bordering the North Cheshire Greenbelt. Site Plan The house has been designed to make the most of the countryside… Read more »

House Re-Modelling Planning Permission was recently granted for a bespoke house renovation project in the Scottish Borders. The primary aim of the project is to improve daylight levels and remove pinch points within an existing galley kitchen. The design reconfigures the internal layout of the existing kitchen and dining rooms to simplify the plan, to… Read more »