Planning Approvals

Its been a very busy week in the office with planning permission granted for a number of projects ranging from the redevelopment of a redundant school building into residential properties, a number of extensions to create additional living space and change of use from agricultural land to domestic use.

These applications have required on-going monitoring and liaison with different local authorities including Taunton Deane Borough Council, South Somerset, Mendip & West Dorset Councils.

Next year we will upload some of these projects as they are completed on site.

Works to a new dwelling at Charminster, Dorset to be completed in the next few months.

Works to a new dwelling at Charminster, Dorset to be completed in the next few months.

Burrowbridge School Redevelopment, Somerset

Today, on behalf of our clients, we received approval for planning permission from Taunton Deane Borough Council to redevelop the former Burrowbridge Primary School in Somerset. The proposals aim to utilise and re-use the existing site to accommodate 4 residential units consisting of 3 and 2 bedroom properties and the creation of holiday accommodation. The existing buildings will be re-used in a sympathetic manner with one new single storey unit constructed to tie in with the existing structures.

Works have already commenced on site to the school house under the previous planning approval and the clients now hope to proceed with building out/converting the remaining units in the new year.

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Alterations & Extension, Bishop Sutton

Works are currently on-going with the renovation and extension of an existing 2 bedroom bungalow to a 4 bedroom family home in Bishop Sutton, Somerset. The work involves a new side and rear extension creating a large open plan family space consisting of living, dining room and kitchen with large boot space and utility. The front of the ground floor has been reconfigured to provide a master bedroom with en-suite and an additional guest bedroom. At first floor 2 new bedrooms have been created with a family bathroom.

Alterations & Extension, Somerset

Permission in Principle

A new planning route to obtain permission in principle (PIP) for small housing developments can now be made to local authorities in England via the Planning Portal.

The scope of PIP is limited to minor developments of up to nine homes and under 1000sqm of commercial floorspace on a site of less than one hectare and subject to location, land use and the amount of development. The main purpose of the development must be housing.

For more information please follow the attached link.


New Rear Extension Approved

Recently received planning approval for a new rear extension to a Victorian Town House in Taunton. The proposals incorporate a replacement rear kitchen and dining space with a new glazed gable and timber louvers opening out onto the existing garden. We are now currently in the process of preparing Building Regulation drawings for construction on site in autumn this year.

New Rear Extension

New Dwelling, Dorset

Currently under construction is a one-off new 4-bedroom dwelling in Dorset. The building is being constructed on timber frame and clad in local natural stone. Tandem Architects have been involved with developing sketch scheme drawings, submitting a reserved matter planning application and preparing building regulations drawings for the project. The site involved clearing conditions relating to soil contamination, rights of way and topographical restraints.


New Garden Room & House Refurbishment

New garden room and house refurbishment in Kingston St Mary, Somerset completed in time to enjoy the summer sun.

Private clients approached the practice to assist with developing proposals for a new garden room ‘link’ extension, a new front porch and internal and external refurbishment works. We have undertaken a full service for the project from initial measured building survey to on-site monitoring to completion.  The clients have been able to resolve the layout of the property to work for them whilst also updating the house to be more aesthetically pleasing.


Six Months In!!

We can't believe that we have been trading for six months! We will shortly be updating the website to show all our current projects.

It's been another exciting month with the development of several projects to scheme design stage, planning and building regulations approvals within South Somerset and Taunton Deane. We have also been appointed to undertake works on a Grade II* Listed Property as well as an interesting redevelopment of a property to a contemporary modern family home.

Martello Tower, Aldeburgh, Suffolk February 2015

Martello Tower, Aldeburgh, Suffolk February 2015