‘Should my new house be Passivhaus’ presentation by Ian Leighton

On Saturday 27th Ian Leighton, one of our senior architects, will be giving a presentation at the National Self Build and Renovation Centre at 14.15 on 
‘Should my new house be Passivhaus – A guide to the how and why of Passivhaus to help you decide’
Entry to the centre and workshop is free. Further details at:https://www.nsbrc.co.uk/whats-on/our-workshops/passivhaus-workshop/

Holiday Park and Resort Innovation Show 2021

Matthew Green speaking at a previous show
Matthew Green speaking at a previous show

Green Planning Studio will be at the Holiday Park and Resort Innovation Show 2021 on the 10th and 11th of November. 

Matthew Green will give a presentation on ‘Maximising your Land Use’ at 13.15 on 10th November. 

The show provides a chance to catch up with the team to discuss your project and find out more about what the Company can do to help you make the most of your land. Come and see us on Stand 1120.

Contact us if you need help with your land.

Grand Designs Live 2021

Green Planning Studio at Grand Designs Live in 2018

Once again Green planning Studio are at Grand Designs Live

Green Planning Studio will be at Grand Designs Live again to give planning and Architectural advise

Green Planning’s back at Grand Designs Live. Come & say hi at stand B32 – Grand Build zone

Come and visit us on Stand B32 in the Grand Build area at the NEC from the 6th to the 10th of October. We have regularly attended Grand Designs Live at both the NEC and at the Excel in London over the last few years.

We have some free tickets available. If you would like to attend to get in touch with the enquiries team about getting a free ticket to the show.

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.

If you have a project you are thinking about we would love to hear from you this year. Contact us

Green Planning at a pre-pandemic exhibition in 2019

Director quoted in Planning Magazine

GPS Director, Ruth Reed, has been quoted in Planning Magazine about how LPA’s will need resources to produce Design Codes.

Planning Magazine:
The challenges for councils raised by the proposed strengthening of national policy design requirements by Ben Kochan

Ruth Reed, former Royal Institute of British Architects president and director of consultancy Green Planning Studio, said authorities “will probably be expected to have their design codes in place within three years” but many lack the in-house resources to produce them, especially within that timescale. “They may be tempted to commission consultants to prepare them,” she suggested.

Planning has been granted for a replacement dwelling Ford, Shropshire

Planning has been obtained for a replacement dwelling in the conservation area of Ford, Shropshire. The house is to be built to full Passivhaus standards with photovoltaic panels on the south-facing rear roof. The design echoes the local brick barns with their gable upstands and soft red brick walls, however, the roof and porch will be clad in zinc to blend with the pv panels. The structure will be a twin-panel timber frame on a structural slab supported by piled foundations – necessary because the site is made-up ground.

Passivhaus design granted planning permission in a Conservation Area. First Floor Plan
Passivhaus design granted planning permission for a replacement dwelling in a Conservation Area. First Floor Plan

Green Planning are Passivhaus Trust Members. Front Elevation

Green planning can help you with all of your Passivhaus design and planning needs. Ground Floor Plan
Green planning can help you with all of your Passivhaus design and planning needs. Ground Floor Plan

Passivhaus Trust Member
Passivhaus Trust Member

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

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.