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Application for Planning Approval for Medispa, Invergowrie.

We have made an application for Planning Approval to PKC council of this contemporary extension to Medispa in Invergowrie, Dundee. The extension is deliberately contemporary in appearance to appear to sit effortlessly within the established landscaped garden of the existing category C Listed house to which it is attached. It is single storey in height and finished with timber cladding and a grass roof. As the extension will be located within the setting of a Category A Listed church, we propose [...]

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Five Unit housing development Approved in Brechin.

We have received notification that we have had our application for Planning Approval for this five unit development in Brechin Granted. The development is located next to Brechin City Football Club and we had some fairly bewliderng conversations with Angus Council’s Environmental Health Officer who was concerned about the amenity of the residents due to crowd noise, amongst other things.  However, common sense won the day.    

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Planning Approval “won” for large detached house in Angus.

We have “won” planning approval for this very large detached dwelling house in rural Angus. The application and resulting positive decision was the end result of around two years of negotiating with the local authority planning department. The planning department worked with us, though, to navigate ways under the planning policies to facilitate support. The house is all on one level and is around 700m2 and is the largest house we have designed and obtained planning approval for. The house comprises large [...]

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PREAPP for a new Traditional style house in Perth and Kinross.

We have submiited drawings to PKC for a PREAPP. The site is outside of any settlement and is likely to be a tricky one to get support for. We have advised our client to adopt this approach rather than submit an application for Full Planning Approval – this is quicker and cheaper and will give a flavour of the likelihood of support well in advance of committing time and resources where the chances are slim.  

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Planning Approval for large house in Angus.

We have secured planning approval for this very large new house in Angus. The house is on one level comprising 700m2 with large bedrooms, large open plan living, kitchen and dining areas as well as a home office. Externally, there is a large double garage with gymnasium. The planners took some convincing that a house of this scale could be supported, but we got there in the end…….  

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New “Modernist” House in Angus

We have made an application for Planning Approval for this new house in a rural location in Angus. The house is aggressively modernist in appearance with simple geometric shapes, light flexible living spaces, contemporary materials but with low carbon emissions. Our clients have a keen interest in art history and have aspired to recreate a home that reflects their passion. We love it.   

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Proposed Extension ot Listed Angus Farmhouse

We have put together some formative proposals for large extension and upgrading to a large detached farmhouse in rural Angus. The house is Listed, which brings with it some complexities, however our clients would like to continue with the local vernacular externally by using a traditional palate of materials and geometric forms for the new prominent elements, but also add a flavour of traditional materials where less conspicuous. We propose a new turret that forms a new primary entrance to the [...]

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New Planning Application – Carnoustie

We have made a planning application for this two unit development in the middle of Carnoustie. Our client is an established developer who we have worked with on many projects. It is their idea to move away from “traditional pastiche versions of the banal” house types towards a more contemporary feel using sustainable materials and simple detailing to drive efficiency and reduce the number of required building trades, which are we are more than happy to do. The contemporary aesthetic set [...]

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New Housing Development in Angus

We have submitted this proposal for a 11 unit housing development on the outskirts of a rural village in Angus. A PREAPP is a formal way of inviting comment from a Local Authority in advance of making an application for Planning Approval without the usual time and costs of doing so. This way it is possible to garner the likelihood of support for an application and which relevant Policies will require to be met in order to obtain a positive [...]

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