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

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

returning to Grand Designs Live at the NEC

We are back at Grand Designs Live in Birmingham next week.

Come and visit us on Stand B2 in the Grand Build area at the NEC from the 10th to the 14th of October. This stand is our best yet. We have regularly attended Grand Designs Live at both the NEC and at the Excel in London over the last few years.

If you have any questions about obtaining planning permission on a difficult site, architectural design or any of our other services then please pop along to our stand and say hi.

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Green Planning Studio will be at Grand Designs Live again to give planning and Architectural advise
Come and say hi at Grand Designs Live 10th – 14th October on stand B2 in the Grand Build area



Ruth Reed featured in ‘First Women UK’ exhibition

Green Planning Studio’s Director, Ruth Reed, is to be featured in the forthcoming ‘First Women UK’ photographic exhibition at The Royal College of Art from 20th July – 22nd August 2018.

As the first female President of the Royal Institute of British Architects, Ruth made history in 2009, following more than 175 years of male leadership.  She has been photographed by artist Anita Corbin as part of this epic project of 100 portraits of trailblazing women in all fields of public life, alongside Betty Boothroyd, Nicola Sturgeon, and Dame Stella Rimmington to name a very few.

Artist Anita Corbin said: “Ten years ago, I had a powerful vision.  I knew I had to create a body of work unlike anything I’d seen before. I wanted to celebrate women who have pushed boundaries to achieve their dreams in their own field. I wanted to tell their story, and I wanted it to be seen in 2018 as a celebration of 100 years of female suffrage.”

Of her inclusion in the project, Ruth said: “I am thrilled to be part of this exhibition and honoured to be amongst such amazing role models”.

The First Women UK exhibition will open on 20th July 2018 in the Dyson Gallery of the Royal College of Art, Riverside, 1 Hester Road, London SW11 4AN. Entry is free, 12noon-5pm daily until 22nd August.   The exhibition will then travel around the UK, (dates and venues to be announced).

For more information please visit:

First Women UK

Twitter: @firstwomenuk