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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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Planning Approval for new house in Montrose

We have received formal notification from Angus Council that we have “won” Planning Approval for this new house in the town of Montrose. The design of the house is modest as the site is located within an area that the Planning Officer determined had an “established identity”. This meant that in the council’s view that we must propose a pastiche version of what is around it. Sometimes, you just have to say “okay”. However, we still hope to achieve some [...]

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New planning application for Planning Approval for 4 dwellings in Broughty Ferry, Dundee

We have made an application for Planning Approval and Listed Building Consent to develop a site in Broughty Ferry.The site is currently occupied by an existing cottage that is category C Listed but is now uneconomic to repair.The proposal comprises two townhouses and a single detached dwelling within the existing garden ground of the cottage. In addition, the existing cottage will be redeveloped to provide a two level detached house. The setting of the Listed cottage is not compromised [...]

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Covid-19 office update.

As this Covid-19 situation develops, we are continuing to adjust our working procedures to reflect the advice that we are all being given and the circumstances of our team members. We have now introduced a combination of office attendance and home working. However, we are all contactable by email or by telephone.  

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PREAPP for MediSpa, Invergowrie.

We have submitted this proposal for an extension to an existing Spa business to Perth and Kinross Council for a PREAPP. A PREAPP is a useful 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 [...]

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Coronavirus update.

Here at Brunton Design Studio we are keeping a close eye on all Coronavirus developments. As a team we met this morning and discussed how best to approach the ongoing situation to ensure that we keep supporting our clients fully, while ensuring our own well-being. None of our team are showing any of the symptoms and nobody that we know is either so for the time being we will continue to come to our office as normal. We will also review [...]

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Planning Approval won for new house in Kirriemuir.

We have received formal notification that we have won planning approval for this new house in Kirriemuir. In advance of making the application, we anticipated this as being quite a challenge due to the complex nature of the site and that we would have to make persuasive arguments, and agree to make some compromises in order to obtain approval. However, Angus Council have seen fit to support our proposal in its original form. No dialogue, just straight through to [...]

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