Advertorial in The Times “Has your planning application been refused?”

Advertorial in the Times: Has your planning application been refused

Green planning studio has an Advertorial in today’s edition of The Times in the Homes and Gardens feature:

Has your planning application been refused?

Planning is one of the greatest hurdles to overcome for anyone wanting to build a large extension or a new home. Knowing if an application is necessary at all is the first step.

Listed buildings, conservations areas, protected landscapes and green belt can place even more requirements on householders. Applications often can be necessary for even the most modest of extensions and alterations in these areas.

If you do need to apply, understanding the opportunities for development available to you through planning policy, the constraints that you must work within, combined with a well-designed scheme are the key components of success.

However, if your application is refused your dreams are not necessarily over. It is possible that the reasons for refusal could be overcome by changing the scheme and resubmitting it. If the Council has refused your application and it was line with its policies or national planning policy the best course may be to appeal.

To appeal you will need to make a clear case for your scheme quoting planning policies and backing up technical statements with expert reports on matters such as heritage, trees, landscape, flooding, highways and ecology if these have been cited as reasons for refusal.

Green Planning Studio can appraise your scheme and advise on the best options at application and appeal stage. We have a great track record in winning appeals for homeowners in urban and rural areas, keeping client’s dreams on-track to success.

If you have had a planning application refused then lodging an appeal may be an option. Contact us to see if we can help you with a new application or an appeal.

Ruth Reed’s latest RIBA book launched

Book Cover - Building in Arcadia: The case for well designed rural development

Ruth Reed, director of Green Planning Studio, has just had her latest book launched. The book: “Building in Arcadia: The case for well designed rural development” identifies key barriers to rural development, and how planning applicants (whether householders, developers and landowners), and most particularly their agents who make the applications (architects, landscape architects or planners) can address, and overcome, them.

Book Cover - Building in Arcadia: The case for well designed rural development
Building in Arcadia: The case for well designed rural development

The book focuses on the positive aesthetic role buildings can play in the landscape, and proposes sensitive development. Building in Arcadia also explores the essential economic, social and environmental case for more building in the countryside to make the countryside more viable. It aims to actively engage, challenge and provoke debate – as well as offering practical ways forward.

Featuring on the cover of the book is Lovedon Fields - a worked example of the Rural Development Assessment. that secured the strategic gap with a strong village edge and a beautiful meadow
Featuring on the cover of the book is Lovedon Fields – a worked example of the Rural Development Assessment. that secured the strategic gap with a strong village edge and a beautiful meadow
Lancaster Cohousing one of the case studies of different ways of living in rural areas featured in the book
Lancaster Cohousing one of the case studies of different ways of living in rural areas featured in the book
The Wintles, Bishops Castle is another case study. The Wintles is an early eco scheme nestled by the Shropshire Hills AONB now settling into its landscape with shared allotments and Public Open Space
The Wintles, Bishops Castle is another case study. The Wintles is an early eco scheme nestled by the Shropshire Hills AONB now settling into its landscape with shared allotments and Public Open Space

Ruth speaks at Celebrating Women in Architecture event #IWD2019 ♀️

Yesterday, Ruth Reed spoke at the Celebrating Women in Architecture event run by the Birmingham Architectural Association and the RIBA. Ruth described her work at Green Planning Studio after her term as RIBA president, The event was part of the Birmingham Architectural Association’s celebration of International Women’s Day  #WomensDay #IWD2019 ♀️

Ruth Reed describing her work at Green Planning Studio after the RIBA presidency, as part of the Birmingham Architectural Association’s celebration of International Women’s Day
Ruth Reed describing her work at Green Planning Studio after the RIBA presidency, as part of the Birmingham Architectural Association’s celebration of International Women’s Day

 

Ruth Reed at Better Design for Better Places Conference

Our Director, Ruth Reed, led a break out group on Development in Rural Areas and on Green Field Sites at the University of Birmingham last week. The session in the Senate Chamber, chaired by Ruth, was at The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government’s ‘Better Design for Better Places Conference’ focusing on Building Better, Building Beautiful. The conference looked at the need for better quality design in housing schemes. #designqualityconf

Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year from everybody at Green Planning

Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year from all of us at Green Planning Studio Ltd.

Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year from everybody at Green Planning

Our office will be closed from 5:30 pm on Friday, 21 December. The office will be open again on Wednesday, 2 January at 9 am.

Thanks from all of us for your support over the last year. Have a good Christmas and let’s hope 2019 will be a great year for everybody.

Day 2 at the Holiday Park and Farm Innovation show

Another busy day for Green Planning at the Holiday Park Innovation show alongside the Farm Business Innovation Show at the NEC.

If you are there come along to the stand 3400 to talk to us about your project and get help with planning.

Matthew Green in full flow explaining how development can be achieved in rural areas
Matthew Green in full flow explaining how development can be achieved in rural areas

If you miss us at the show please drop us a line to find out how we can help you maximise your land use or with a planning project. Contact us

Day 2 at Grand Designs Live. Another busy day

Another busy day on the Green Planning Studio stand at Grand Designs Live in the NEC.

Director, Matthew Green, and a number of our senior members of staff are on hand to talk about how we can help you with your planning, architecture and design projects.

Matthew Green

Director, Ruth Reed, is again busy in the Ask an Expert area giving 30 minute consultations on Planning and Architecture.  Every other slot can be pre-booked. Book a consultation slot here

Ruth Reed

If you are at Grand Designs Live today or due to visit over the next 3 days, please call in at our stand and say hi. We are on stand B2 in the Grand Build area.

 

Ask an Expert at Grand Designs live: Ruth Reed

Green Planning will once again be a Grand Designs Live at the NEC this week. Ruth Reed will also be on hand to give project specific advice in the Ask an Expert area – planning.

If you are heading to Grand Designs Live there are still 30 minute slots available for a personal consultation session with Ruth. Every other slot can be pre-booked. Ruth is currently still available on the  11th, 12th and the 14th.

Ruth can advise on the architectural design of your project to achieve planning permission and your dreams particularly in sensitive heritage and landscape settings in urban, suburban and rural settings.

View Ruth Reed’s profile on Grand Designs Live and book a one hour consultation slot

Don’t forget you can also find us on Stand B2 in the Grand Build area