GPS are delighted to announce that Eleanor and Bryn Simmons are the proud parents of baby Asher Vaughan Simmons born 23rd November weighing 6lb 5oz. Both mother and baby are doing well.
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.
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.
RIBA past President Ruth Reed and director of Green Planning, appeared on BBC Five Live, Sky News and BBC Newsnight to discuss designing for counter-terrorism following Wednesday’s attack in Westminster. Watch Ruth talking about hardened landscaping here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08k9n91/newsnight-23032017 [starts at 30:49]
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.
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: Parliamentlive.tv 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
We are having an amazing Grand Designs Live. Some fascinating schemes including a beach hut and a boat house but also some plans to create extraordinary homes that we would be delighted to help with.
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.
Michael Rudd spoke at the recent RTPI North West “Developing Issues in Planning Law” event on the subject of Fracking. He delivered a paper entitled “Fracking: Planning for an energy nirvana? (Click to open link to paper) to an audience of over 70 delegates comprising local authority planning officers, developers, planning consultants and planning lawyers