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.

Green Planning returning to Homebuilding & Renovation Show

Green Planning will be at the Surrey Home Building and Renovation Show 2018 on the 30th June and the 1st of July

Green Planning Studio Ltd will be exhibiting again at the Southern Homebuilding & Renovating Show on Saturday the 30th of June and Sunday the 1st of July 2018. Ruth Reed and Ian Leighton will be in attendance to offer Architectural, Design, Renovation and Planning advice on stand S552.

The exhibition takes place at:

Sandown Park
Portsmouth Road
Esher
KT10 9AJ

In addition, Ian Leighton will be presenting:

Do I need an Architect? Learn how an architect can help you and what their role involves from concept design to construction detail, to helping obtain quotes and appoint and manage a contractor.

His presentation will be on Sunday the 1st of July 2018 from 10.30-10.50 in the Master Class theatre.

Advanced Tickets for the show are available here:   http://surrey.homebuildingshow.co.uk/tickets until 3pm on the 29th of June.
We hope to see you there.

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: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/2-2-how-to-win-planning-permission-ruth-reed-from-green/id1278961345?i=1000395292868&mt=2 but is embedded below for your convenience: