How to win planning permission Podcast with Ruth Reed

Ruth talks planning on the Time for Timber podcast

Ruth Reed, director of Green Planning Studio, was a guest on week 2 of the Time for Timber Podcast, the regular podcast of the Structural Timber Association.

Ruth Reed joined Andrew Carpenter and talked about her career as an Architect that has spanned public and private practice and the Planning Inspectorate, being the first woman president of the Royal Institute of British Architects where she continues to represent the profession in planning matters.

In this episode, Ruth talks about moving from her background in architecture to planning. Top tips for anyone wanting to gain planning permission and why she loves timber frame so much. “I got into planning to defend the genuinely good.”

The podcast is on iTunes here: but is embedded below for your convenience:

Green Planning returns to Grand Designs Live

Grand Designs Live - NEC 11th-15th October

After a busy and successful year, Green Planning Studio will return to Birmingham’s NEC from the 11th-15th of October for another instalment of Grand Designs LIVE. We will be offering expert planning and architectural advice specialising in areas of constraint.

Join us in the Grand Build Section at stand B472. We will be available to assist with your enquiries. Ruth and Ian have previously been planning and architectural experts at both the Home Building and Renovating Show and at Grand Designs LIVE in London and in Birmingham.

Green Planning Studio offering advice to perspective clients
Our stand was busy last year. Visit us for advice on Planning and Architecture at Stand B472

Planning permission granted for two executive style houses in West Sussex

Site Layout: After
Green Planning Studio has successfully obtained planning permission for two 5 bedroom detached houses with detached double garages in the countryside in Henfield, West Sussex.
This is the final stage part of a three-stage planning strategy which included establishing the lawful uses that were already present on the site and then working with the Council to re-configure the site with a scheme that was beneficial to all parties.

Our architects designed the houses which sit in generous plots and benefit from views over the Sussex countryside. The houses respect the existing architectural vernacular and have been designed to maximise the development potential of the site.

Site Layout: After
Site Layout: After
Site Layout: Before
Site Layout: Before

Happy Christmas

On Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day, Green Planning Studio Ltd would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our customers and visitors a Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

2016 has not been without its challenges, for everyone, but we have had another successful year gaining more planning permissions for a host of diverse sites. 2017 promises continued growth for us as a practice and many more planning permissions granted for our clients.

Our offices will be closed from the 23rd of December 2016 until the 2nd of January 2017 inclusive.

If you are thinking of a project that may need planning permission or some Architectural Design please feel free to contact us. We would be happy to advise you.

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

RIBA reports on Ruth Reed’s evidence to the Neighbourhood Planning Bill committee

On Tuesday Ruth Reed appeared at the Neighbourhood Planning Bill committee in Westminster. Ruth was speaking in her capacity as RIBA Planning Group Chair and Past President of the RIBA.

Ruth Reed told MPs scrutinising the Neighbourhood Planning Bill that local planning authorities’ support for neighbourhood planning groups should extend beyond technical planning assistance. It should include some elements of design support, such as preparation of design codes, to give expression to the kind of development they want to see and make the process more real for them.

To watch ruth give her evidence you can watch it here: Neighbourhood Planning Bill Committee Tuesday 18 October 2016

To read the full RIBA report read it here: Neighbourhood Planning Bill must be backed by resources, RIBA SAYS

Permission obtained for new Gospel Hall

Artists ImpressionPlanning Permission was granted by Chelmsford City Council on Tuesday 17 May 2016 to our detailed planning application for a new 656 seat Gospel Hall with associated external works in Sandon.

The modern design with a curved roof and curtain walling was recommended for approval by the officers and despite some local opposition was approved by the Planning Committee.

Adrian White one of the trustees expressed the delight of the Chelmsford Gospel Hall Trust at our success in obtaining Planning Permission for a much needed new Gospel Hall to serve the community.