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Planning

Subdivide & Conquer: Is it time to cash in on your garden?

With the race for space now meaning spare, developable land is at a premium, is it time to cash in on your big garden?

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Design

Our Award-winning Architectural Assistant, Karolina Stephenson

We are incredibly proud to announce that our very own Architectural Assistant, Karolina A. Stephenson recently won the MARCH1 Best Portfolio award for her multi-residential (‘inclusive’) housing scheme in Portsmouth.

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Planning

Overview of Development in South Downs National Park vs the rest of the District

The National Park published its last Annual Monitoring Report in December 2020 and looking at that, we thought it would be interesting to highlight some acute differences between the designated park area and the rest of Chichester District in terms of its planning policy housing obligations.

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Planning

Further Delay to The Chichester Local Plan

With the original target date for adoption of 2020, the new timetable for the Chichester Local Plan is now says not be before March 2023. We just have to hope that the housing requirements are published and clarified as soon as possible to inject a bit of certainty into the planning system...

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Planning

New Planning Bill Highlights Undersupply of New Homes and Inadequate Local Plans

New Planning Bill highlights undersupply of new homes and Inadequate Local Plans with industry leaders and HCLG claiming it lacks detail...

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Planning

New fire safety measures to be incorporated into all relevant planning applications

New fire safety measures seek to ensure that fire safety matters are incorporated and considered at the planning stage for high-rise residential developments.

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Design

What does sustainable architecture actually entail?

The push on sustainable design and architecture is finally gaining momentum, and we are working on several really interesting projects right now. Here are some of the sustainable design elements that we consider for our projects.

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Team

Get to know... Ben Smith, Founding Partner

Get to know our co-founding partner, Ben Smith. Architecture guru, would-be chef and tortoise lover...

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Design

Creating a sustainable and future-thinking development in Bosham 

Very excited to present our latest development application for 15 new sustainable homes located on a vacant former nursery south of French Gardens near Bosham. 

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Design

Designing The Chichester Shed – A Space for Restoration

One of the projects we're currently working on with our client, ChichesterCommunity Development Trust is The Chichester Shed, "a space for making and mending, a retreat and respite, where people can come together to share the love of restoration, through knowledge and laughter."

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Get to know ... Our planning guru, Paul White

Our planning guru, Paul White has over 30 years’ experience in the town planning field, including planning research and private planning practice. When he’s not planning, he used to participate in Ironman Triathlons, but now prefers the less strenuous pursuit of cycling to the pub! Get to know more about Paul here...

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Planning

How CGI helps us simplify the planning and design process

With technology playing an increasingly large part in design and planning, we are very lucky to be able to provide first class CGI to our architecture and planning clients.

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Planning

What's Happening Locally Planning-Wise?

A lack of 5-year land supply plans in both Chichester and Arun Districts means interim measures are in place ahead of ongoing Local Plan Review process.

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The Government and Algorithms

The Government has been beset by issues with its ‘algorithms’ over the last year, whether related to calculating exam results or how they were proposed to be used in calculating the nationally 'binding housing' requirement flagged up in the Planning for the Future White Paper.

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Planning

Planning for the Future - White Paper

The five key proposals set out in the Government's radical White Paper: Planning for the Future

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Planning

National Policy Updates

Proposed changes will mean an increase in the types of commercial properties that can be changed into residential dwellings and the ability to demolish empty and unneeded buildings if they are being replaced by residential dwellings.

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Land

Chichester local policy

Chichester DC releases Interim Housing Policy to protect the area against unplanned developments and encourage additional housing developments on qualifying sites.

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Planning

Chichester DC's New Nitrate Neutrality Statement

The latest info on Nitrate Neutral Development: Chichester DC takes action on residential and commercial developments within Chichester Harbour area.

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