We look forward to seeing you at the Home Building and Renovating Show at the NEC. It runs from Thursday 24 to Sunday 27th March and we can answer your questions on planning and the design of your new home.
Ruth Reed will be taking part in the Eco Workshop with a presentation on planning for eco homes.
Good sustainable design is an asset in the planning system but some of the design implications need careful consideration particularly in sensitive areas. See her at the NSBRC at 12.00 on Saturday 19th February
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/
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.
Once again Green planning Studio are at Grand Designs Live
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 a project you are thinking about we would love to hear from you this year. Contact us
How planners should approach the new requirement to produce design codes, with advice from @DesignForHomes, @PeterStuddert, @BolgarB, @ruthreed01, @mskiely: https://t.co/DcPLaN50Pj pic.twitter.com/TvPk7Q3T1u
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 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.
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.
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.
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.