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Avalon provides advice on an array of planning issues, adding value to larger or more complex projects, and providing a bespoke service to suit any requirement.
In December 2018 and following favourable pre-application engagement with the London Borough of Ealing, Avalon Planning working with Base Associates achieved planning consent for the development of a part two/part three storey building on a challenging corner site to accommodate for 8 flats within a suburban residential environment. The Consultant team successfully managed to produce a scheme that makes best use of a poorly utilised parcel of land and without compromising the amenity of adjoining neighbours.
Working with Paul Humphries Architects in Exmouth, our planning team carefully coordinated a successful planning outcome following an earlier dismissal at appeal. After recommending some minor aesthetic tweaks to the scheme, Avalon Planning secured planning approval at East Devon Planning Committee in December 2018.
Please replace the title with – ‘Enhanced Local Centre, West Hill, East Devon’ and the following text - Following detailed consultation with local residents and the Council, Avalon Planning working with LHC architects are excited to announce that planning consent was approved at the East Devon Planning Committee (January 2019) where Members supported proposals for the extension and overall enhancement of the existing local market building in a prominent East Devon village. Proposals also include the delivery of a number of apartments. Members applauded the design approach and the increase in diversity of available housing.
Working alongside Base Associates, Avalon Planning & Heritage has recently submitted a planning and listed building consent application for the conversion of a former studio built for Joseph Harker's theatrical scenery painting business. The sympathetic residential led conversion seeks to retain and enhance a number of the historic features including the pulley system and the atrium roof.
Avalon Planning & Heritage has achieved full planning permission for the demolition of two detached dwellinghouses and the redevelopment to provide 28 apartments together with 15 vehicle parking spaces, landscaping and access. With the support of a robust Economic Viability Assessment from Affordable Housing S106, the scheme managed to avoid providing any affordable housing contribution.
Redevelopment of a former single storey commercial site located in a mews, to provide a bespoke designed 2.5 storey private dwelling. The development proposal had to consider a number of restrictive issues, such as the conservation area location, flood risk zone 2, daylight and sunlight impacts and no dedicated parking.
Avalon Planning worked alongside Base Associates (Architects) as part of an exercise to review the London Borough of Lambeth's Hostel portfolio. We used our planning and heritage expertise to assess each of the properties and recommend different development options with the emphasis on creating an uplift in bed spaces.
Our team is supremely proud to have worked with the charity Park Life and their team of volunteers together with local architect Sean Keaney to prepare such a welcome development to this part of central Exeter. The application was submitted in April 2018 and will be going before Committee in May 2018 with a recommendation for approval. The scheme received 90+ letters of support.
Demolition of existing single storey commercial building and the erection of a 5 storey mixed use, residential led development. Site is located directly adjacent to a listed railway viaduct. Close collaboration has therefore been necessary with Network Rail and mitigation measures have been put in place to reduce noise and vibration impact.
Existing private residence located in the open countryside and an Area of Great Landscape Value. Bespoke designed dwelling with a restrictive condition attached to the original consent restricting any future extensions. Avalon collaborated with the architect to design a substantial and sympathetically designed extension, obtaining planning permission in 2015.
Comprehensive development scheme. Prior approval consent obtained in 2013 to convert the office premises into 6 flats. Planning permission was then obtained for the conversion of the loft space to form an additional 2 bedroom flat together with external alterations. The final phase comprised the demolition of the existing single storey buildings at the rear and the redevelopment to provide 2 standalone houses.
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"Whether you intend to construct a new building(s), expand your current site, adapt an existing structure or evaluate an investment opportunity, it makes sense to consult a professional who shares your concerns"
Are you a commercial client?
- Planning Consultants are trained to assess and manage risk with any development proposal or opportunity. Therefore relinquishing you to manage your day to day business.
- Planning Consultants solve problems pragmatically – when planners are involved at the earliest opportunity, they gain more opportunities to understand your business, develop solutions and propose methods to add value to your portfolio.
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Are you a domestic client?
- No matter how small your project, a Planning Consultant will manage your hopes and anxieties and will help you translate your vision into reality.
- A Planning Consultant can find extra light or alternative solutions that you hadn't explored and can help you find the right architect and construction team.
- A Planning Consultant will act professionally, providing honest advice to help you deliver your dream development on time and on budget.