Great news this week, we can look forward to a visit from the Planning Inspector to determine an appeal on one of two sites in Sherborne, 10 weeks from submission, a lot quicker than it took Dorset Council to determine the first of two applications – 6 months. It has taken a great deal of hard work by Peter Child and Miranda Martineau to get to this point so I am keen to hear the outcome, it is for more communal space in a residential care home, which until now has only had an unheated log cabin in the garden. […]
What a busy week it has been with a site visit to Eastbury House to see the works in progress for the means of escape from the first floor of this Grade II listed residential care home, and visits to two new projects, one in Sherborne and one in Broadwindsor, where we already have two clients. We also received listed building consent for internal alterations for a listed rope workers cottage in Bridport. It’s great to be busy but it would also be beneficial to stop and take stock occasionally. Having more visitors to the office makes it feel as […]
This week has seen a new commission in Merriott, another phase of a project in Sydling St Nicholas, and two submissions for planning permission and listed building consent to Dorset Council for sites in West Lulworth and Holditch. Together with ongoing repair work in Frome, we have plenty of variety in the Practice.
Tuesday was spent surveying of a Grade II listed building in Wellington, Somerset. Three of us worked together to ensure that not only was the interior measured but we understand what we were dealing with, in terms of historic fabric and also the many phases of development. This is an early C16 farmhouse with a 3 room plan of an outer entry room, cross entry and hall. A lean to roof in thatch has been added to the south end. There are 3 jointed cruck trusses surviving in the period one house and all of these are exposed at the […]