Listed building in Newbury Town Centre restored for long-term use

A three-storey locally listed building in the Conservation Area of Newbury Town Centre, will now undergo renovations after Change of Use plans were granted last month by West Berkshire Council. The detailed plans, prepared by Carrington Stevens Design Consultants, will see the change of use of the first and second floor of the building from […]

Conversion plans for Didcot home supports sustainable development

A house in a vibrant community within Didcot will soon undergo renovations to build a modest front extension and a two storey rear extension, enabling the house to be transformed into three one bedroom flats. This in turn will make the best use of an existing property, whilst also helping to support the housing supply […]

Plans to reconfigure B&B to Flats and HMO in Banbury approved

Change of use plans were approved in November 2017 for the reconfiguration of an existing building, currently used as a bed and breakfast with two apartments, to create larger one bedroom apartments and a house of multiple occupation with nine bedrooms. Through working with Architects KTech Techinical Drawings, ET Planning was able to submit plans […]

Approval granted for two new dwellings in Elmbridge

  ET Planning received planning approval on 1 November 2017 for a pair of contemporary two-storey semi-detached dwellings that will replace an existing single dwelling after demolition takes place. Previous plans were submitted and approved in 2016 that included basements for the pair of semi-detached dwellings, however, with the rising cost of financial contributions to […]

3 new dwellings in Huntingdonshire

Planning permission was achieved this week for three dwellings, following demolition of an existing property.  The site comprised of a generous plot within the settlement, but was constrained by varying land levels, mature trees, and proximity to neighbouring properties.  Officers at Huntingdonshire District Council were helpful; agreeing to extend the timescale on the original application […]

Developing a ‘Paragraph 79 Grand Design’ dwelling

Offering a rare opportunity to develop a house in a countryside location, National Planning Policy Framework Paragraph 79 provides for the construction of  “Exceptional and innovative houses in open countryside”.  Working with Fletcher-Crane Architects ( our proposal was presented to the Design South East architecture review panel for a new part-subterranean dwelling within the Borough of Waverley, […]

Green Belt Dwelling Approved

Planning permission was achieved this week for a replacement dwelling in the Bracknell Forest Green Belt.  The Council had already approved a series of developments which resulted in a 26% increase in built form on the site, however this did not meet the client’s desired brief in terms of design or internal layout.  Working with […]

5 Bristol Apartments

The purchase of a new property can often bring many challenges for investors and developers, especially if the use of the building at the time of purchase is not lawful.  That’s exactly what happened to my client, who sought to regularise the existing use of a large Bristol property as 5 apartments.  The use had […]

Large House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) Approved

Following a refusal of permission for a 7 bedroom large House in Multiple Occupation (HMO), I was appointed to advise a client on the best way of obtaining the additional accommodation.  Permission has originally been refused by Oxford City Council due to the lack of parking, the top-heavy appearance of a dormer extension in the […]