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Agricultural Permitted Development Rights Allowing Farm Buildings to be Converted Into Homes Without Needing Planning Permission - Update

Posted by Jonathan Braddick on Monday, July 13, 2015, In : Architects Devon 
Rules allowing farm buildings to be converted into homes without needing planning permission were introduced last spring. These new rules are among a range of ‘Change of Use’ permitted development (PD) rights brought in by the government with the intention to increase housing supply. This represents an exciting opportunity for many agricultural land owners looking to diversify.

Under the new rules, applicants must notify councils to decide whether prior approval is needed for proposed barn...

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Proposed Change to Agricultural Buildings Permitted Development Rights

Posted by Jonathan Braddick Architects Devon on Monday, February 10, 2014, In : Architects Devon 

Information has recently been issued in regard to proposals to significantly alter the ‘permitted development rights’ for agricultural buildings & rural communities. It is proposed that the alterations are to be implemented from April 2014. Jonathan Braddick Chartered Architects practice across Devon and Somerset and as such have been investigating the likely effect that the proposed changes will have on our clients, many of whom are agricultural land owners and or developers of agricultu...


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RIBA Architect in the House Extended

Posted by Jonathan Braddick on Thursday, July 12, 2012, In : RIBA Architect in The House 2012 

The RIBA 'Architect in The House' charity fundraising scheme has been extended until the 25th July.Local Architects practice based in Plymouth and Exmouth in Devon  ‘Jonathan Braddick – Chartered Architect Devon’ has signed up to take part in Architect in the House, the joint charitable initiative by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and Shelter.

 
Homeowners can receive a one hour consultation with an RIBA Chartered Architect (such as Jonathan Braddick) for a suggested don...

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Neighbourhood Planning

Posted by Jonathan Braddick on Saturday, July 7, 2012, In : RIBA Planning 
The Government has recently introduced new legislation, in the form of neighbourhood planning powers, that will allow local communities to have greater control over the look and feel of their area.

Planning is complex, and so the structures must be in place to ensure communities have the necessary support in this process. The profession has a key role to play in enabling the best outcomes from this policy initiative and we are looking to explore the ways in which to provide both the structures...

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Extensions, Loft Conversions and Adding Value to Your Home

Posted by Jonathan Braddick on Tuesday, May 15, 2012, In : Planning 
More and more people are deciding to improve their homes rather than move, taking the view that there is plenty of scope in adding to the value of their home for longer-term gain through carefully considered extensions, upgrades and installations. Why move and pay huge amounts of stamp duty, legal fees, estate agents fees and removal costs when, with a bit of creative thinking, you can invest this money to make your current house the home you have always dreamed of.
 well-planned and execute...
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Self Build Portal Opens

Posted by Jonathan Braddick on Thursday, April 26, 2012, In : Self Build 

Grant Shapps, housing minister and self-proclaimed self-build enthusiast, hosted a celebrity 'workshop' at 10 Downing Street last week to highlight new support measures for self-builders and to make a pledge to double the size of the bespoke homes sector.

The event saw the launch of a new one-stop Self Build Portal that brings together sources of advice and a progress report from the National Self Build Association (NaSBA), which drew up an action plan last year at the request of the housing...


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Neighbourhood Planning and the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF)

Posted by Jonathan Braddick on Wednesday, March 7, 2012, In : Planning 

The Government’s new planning reforms (NPPF) will result in a presumption in favour of ‘Sustainable Development’ and present a huge opportunity for commercial developers and house builders, as long as they are able to demonstrate the sustainable credentials of a scheme and a willingness to engage with local neighbourhoods at the planning stage.

Projects that have been previously refused and even dismissed at appeal also promise to be reincarnated, again, as long as the schemes sustainabl...

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The Code for Sustainable Homes (C4SH) for Beginners

Posted by Jonathan Braddick on Thursday, January 12, 2012, In : Code for Sustainable Homes 

There is a growing population of architects, builders and planners who are familiar with CSH, and know what needs to be done in order to meet what can be a strict and rigorous planning condition.

One thing is definitely for certain: C4SH (The Code) requirements can be a postcode lottery; you are far more likely to be asked for the Code if you are building in the South East of England or around the Midlands. Although more and more planners are starting to ask for CSH compliance, especially on...


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Proposed Reforms to the Planning System Needs Significant Changes, According to MPs...

Posted by Jonathan Braddick on Friday, December 30, 2011, In : Planning 
Following on from my previous blog...

According to a report by MPs, the Government’s proposed reforms to the planning system will allow unsustainable developments to go ahead and needs “significant” alterations. The report says that the government needs to clarify the definition of sustainable development, and tighten up drafting in a number of key areas in order to avoid: “fuelling a system of planning by appeal”.

Clive Betts MP, chair of the Communities and Local Government Committe...

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Planning ... All Change?

Posted by Jonathan Braddick on Friday, December 30, 2011, In : Planning 

Building Magazine has reported that the number of planning permissions granted in the three months to September 2011 was 10% down on the previous year. This is according to the latest figures from the Home Builders’ Federation.

The HBF is reported to have said its quarterly housing pipeline report showed that just 32,500 homes were given planning permission in the third quarter, down from 38,500 in the same period last year.

The number of units approved in the first nine months of the year is...


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Jonathan Braddick - RIBA Chartered Architects Devon


Jonathan Braddick A RIBA Chartered Architects practice based in Exmouth near Exeter in Devon, Jonathan offers comprehensive Architects services: from conceptual design through to completion on site, and beyond. Jonathan practices throughout the South West and South East of England. Jonathan is the Chairman of the Plymouth Branch of the Royal Institute of British Architects. He provides full Architect services across all project sectors and types, but his particular passion is for bespoke, ecologically sustainable, residential developments including: housing developments, individual house builds, conversions and high-end extensions for both developer and private clients. Jonathan Braddick is not just a designer, but has a strong focus on carrying projects through from inception to completion on site. Jonathan provides a high level of legislative and technical knowledge as well as specialist expertise in construction procurement and on site contract administration. Jonathan ensures that his designs respond to all relevant planning legislation, will comply with the building regulations, are constructionally cost effective and buildable on site. As well as being a RIBA Chartered Architect, Jonathan is also a NHER licensed 'On Construction Domestic Energy Assessor' (OCDEA), providing in house sustainability/energy efficient design as a matter of course. Jonathan is able to provide this service in-house without the added delay, complication and expense of having to outsource and coordinate with another consultant. Pre-application and full Code for Sustainable Homes Assessments and advice can be provided and Jonathan is also a licensed SAP and 'On Construction EPC Assessor'.
 

For examples of completed projects, both in Devon and the south-east, please visit the Projects page of this website. For a summary of the Architects services that Jonathan provides and how he can help you with your project please visit the Services page of the website. 

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