House in the Lakes

Being located in the heart of the The Lake District National Park and with a Bat survey required, Planning Permission could have been a little daunting for this project but all went through without a hitch.  Building Regulations Permission has now also been granted and we will shortly go out to tender with construction set to commence… Read more »

New Build Split Level House

Work is now progressing on site with this detached split level house for a private client. The site previously contained a dormer bungalow which was in a poor state of repair. The design incorporates elements of the original house to remain in keeping with the neighbouring properties along the street-scene. To the side and rear… Read more »

New Build Dwellings & Stables

We have recently obtained planning permission for two replacement dwellings in the Greenbelt Village of Heatley, and look forward to commencing the detailed design. The project comprises three main elements: Replacement of a pair of semi-detached houses with a detached 6 bed property of similar footprint to the two semi-detached dwellings but with approximately double… Read more »

New Build Dwelling & Garage

This unique secluded plot with views out across the North Cheshire Greenbelt has been the site of a cottage for around a century. The existing building has been heavily modified with extensions and outbuildings over many decades, giving a fair size of accommodation but with undesirable aesthetics and to outdated construction & energy performance standards…. Read more »

Home Extensions – Permitted Development: England and Wales: When PD goes bad

The 10 Worst Permitted Development Loopholes In a recent blog we put up a link to further advice on Permitted Development, this one is a little more light-hearted but does provide food for thought. PD Rights can be very useful in improving the layout and increasing space available in your house. However, it can be open to misuse… Read more »

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 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 »

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 »

Town centre reviews

The UK’s town centres are currently receiving much needed attention from central government regarding the major challenges currently being faced. The external advisory group to the Scottish government’s National Review of Town Centres project has this month published it’s findings, while the UK Government have advised that they will consult “soon” on proposals to relax planning regulations to allow… Read more »

Changes to streamline planning process on way in England

The requirement to provide design and access statements for modest projects in England will come to end on 25 June, Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has announced.  The implementation date emerged in a statement to parliament following the Government’s response to consultation published earlier this year on streamlining the planning application process. In line with its proposals,… Read more »