While on a site visit in Longton the son of my client gave me this picture he drew as a gift. I thought that was so nice I had to post it here! I do like Wallace and Grommit
I have now upladed my resume to the about page of the website. This is an informative document highlighting my career to date and examples of the projects I have worked on.
Also this weekend the agricultural workers dwelling in Longton has had to be redesigned.
After receiving a negative report from Lancashire County's Land Agent the decision was made to withdraw the current application. Discussions with the planner have now left us confident that we can address all the issues the Land Agent has with a redesign of the dwelling and with even more carefully worded reports in support of the application. Always knew this was going to be a tricky one but we would get there in the end!
Two pre-application enquires submitted today.
The first is for a detached house in the front garden of a house near Wigan. Even though the new government has taken away the brownfield status of domestic gardens to prevent 'garden grabbing' by developers this is by no means a adversion against development.
Each indiviual application will be judged on its own merits and so long as the garden is big enough to support the dwelling and it's associated amenity space and the apparent density of the dwelling(s) is in keeping with the local area then you should be in with a good chance of getting planning permission.
The second pre-application enquiry is for a substantial single storey rear extension in Culcheth. Normally with most single storey extensions it is straight forward what you are likely to get planning permission for but as this is a substantial extension and quite close to a boundary the the client and I felt it was worth just checking with Warrington Borough Council before I commit to preparing the full drawings.
One of Swift Building Designs recent clients works on websites and e-commerce and has kindly offerd me advice on how to improve the appearance and performance of this self built website.
So last weekend I beavered away creating new content in the form of adding more projects, changing the name of this blog to news and many other little things to try to help improve Swifts rankings in Google.
So thanks very much all the help Richard it's greatly appreciated! Let's hope we get a favourable decision from West Lancs on your loft conversion soon!
Chris Warwick, Building Designer in the North West of England