Biodiversity Net Gain

Biodiversity Net Gain is a new legal requirement to improve the biodiversity of a locality as a part of construction works. It began to be phased in as a Planning Application requirement from February on large sites. Smaller developments are included from the start of April & Infrastructure projects will follow in 2025. (Applies to… Read more »

So, who wants to move to Cornwall?

One of our projects in Padstow has recently come onto the market – look at that view!

We’re in Scottish Field magazine!

It’s always exciting to see one of our projects in print! February issue of Scottish Field Mag for our underground wedding venue

Renovation of Award-winning ‘Sanctuary Cafe’

We are really pleased to have helped the award-winning Lymm Sanctuary Café obtain planning permission for the refurbishment, part rebuild, and extension of their existing premises. The existing building is part of a 1960’s extension to the Lymm United Reformed Church, and has been in need of upgrading for a number of years. As a… Read more »

Happy Halloween!

Even when we’re busy we’ve managed to ‘carve out’ some time for some cb3-themed pumpkins! Happy Halloween!

RIBA Stirling Prize 2023

We enjoyed a rare chance to get the whole team together for a soiree at the RIBA Stirling Prize dinner and award ceremony at the O2 Victoria Warehouse in Old Trafford, Manchester. It is an atmospheric local venue and the RIBA events team went to great lengths to prepare the evening for a rare foray… Read more »

Grade II* Listed Mill has Future

Cb3 are delighted that Rochdale Council has granted planning permission for the Grade II listed ‘Crimble Mill’.The iconic, rurally located, former spinning mill on the outskirts of Heywood, Rochdale was constructed circa 1825. Cb3, as part of an extensive project team, which includes Redwater Developments Ltd, CJ Partnership Environmental Architects, Blackett Ord Conservation Engineering, GLD… Read more »

Extending into the Garden

With the weather coming good this September, we are looking back at a project completed last year as an example of making the most of Garden connections when planning an extension. As part of a wider project to reconfigure the property, the multi level garden provides a great aspect for views and forming room connections… Read more »

Home Extension on Site

At any one time we have multiple domestic extension projects progressing through the design and construction stages. Below is a snapshot of a two storey home extension currently under construction in Cheshire. The scheme is to provide increased Living accommodation and an additional Bedroom & Bathroom for an expanding family.

Planning Fees

From 2nd May Planning Fee Charges will increase for most planning applications in England & Wales. The ‘Planning Portal’ online submission system will increase their service charge to £64 (from £32.20) For more information on this, please click HERE.