CGI's (Computer Generated Images) help to secure planning permission for projects.
The CGI above helped to secure a controversial planning permission for a redevelopment project in Hartlepool. The project will see the demolition of the derelict Headland Gate public house, and it's replacement with an iconic mixed commercial and residential development on this important gateway site to the historic Headland.
The CGI above helped secure planning approval for a 44 bed nursing home for Executive Care Group, on a green belt site in Mickley Square, in the Tyne Valley.
The three CGI's shown here above, helped to gain Planning Permission and Listed Building Consent for large scale extensions to a Grade ll listed building. The original planning department advice was that a double garage to the left of the property, and a modest conservatory to the right of the property would be considered acceptable in planning terms. The use of the CGI's to demonstrate the impact of the proposed extensions on the host Grade ll building, helped to convey that the host building would not become 'lost', or subservient in the finished scheme. Full Planning Permission was granted for the development as shown in the CGI's.
SJR Listed on the North East England Service Provider Register (NESPR)
SJR Architectural and Interior Designers are proud to be listed on the above register, as compiled by One North East. As a NESPR member, SJR are positioned to provide advice to the commercial sector in all aspects of Architecture and Interior Design, in respect of delivering premises that are fit for purpose, and capable of projecting the correct image to clients or customers. Initial advice on the practicalities of obtaining planning permissions pertinent to the individual's business proposal, could save the individual considerable time and expense, often incurred by attempting to forge ahead with business projects without obtaining or investigating the current or possible use classes of a building or piece of land. Commercial clients may be eligable to receive grant funding of up to 40% to assist in the costs of professional fees in utilising NESPR members. For more details contact our office.
TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING, ENGLAND,
Changes to Permitted Development Rules
As of October 1st 2008, changes to 'Permitted Development' rules came into force in England.This has in some cases given greater scope for minor building works without the need to apply for formal planning permission. There are still many limits and conditions (too many to list in a note such as this), but we would outline the principle conditions to permitted development as follows:
Extensions to Dwellings :
No extension forward of existing elevations towards a highway.
No extension higher than the existing roof
No extension deeper than 3 metres to attached dwellings, 4 metres to detached dwellings.
No first floor rear extensions deeper than 3 metres
No extensions with eaves heights above 3 metres within 2 metres of boundary.
Eaves and ridge heights to be no higher than the existing dwelling.
Extensions to side elevations to be no more than 4 metres in height, and no more than half the width of the original dwelling
Two storey extensions to be at least 7 metres away from rear boundary
First floor extensions to have roof pitch to match existing dwelling
All materials to be similar in appearence to the original dwelling
No verandas, balconies or raised platforms.
All side facing windows to be obscure glazed. No opening lights below 1.7 metres above floor levels
There are many more details relating to roof void conversions, roof alterations, porches, outbuildings, chimneys, and hard surfaces, all of which may be within permitted development.
For further advice, contact our office, and arrange a no obligation consultation.
THE GREEN REGISTER OF CONSTRUCTION PROFESSIONALS
SJR Architectural & Interior Designers are members of The Green Register – a national body committed to raising awareness of the issues surrounding sustainable building practices. In the interests of continuing the longevity of the planet, the Practice is committed to ensuring the promotion of “greener” construction methods to clients.