30 posts

What we’re up to this month – March

AAL have been appointed to obtain listed building consent to replace the corrugated iron roof over this previously thatched farmhouse which is of late mediaeval origin. Together with an attached cider house and stables, the farmhouse is one of four Grade II listed buildings on the site including a cart shed, barn and garden wall.  Constructed of chert with dressings of Hamstone from Somerset, windows with leaded lights and label moulds, the roofs are a mix of Welsh slate, iron and clay crinkle crankle tiles.  The house has been in the same family of dairy farmers for three generations.  The […]

What we’re up to this month – February

Last month we submitted two planning applications for unlisted buildings, one in a conservation area in North Chideock, Dorset and another bordering the historic deer park of East Coker in South Somerset.  These together with an appeal for a new garden room to a Grade II listed residential care home in Sherborne comprised a good start to the New Year. Welcome to Kiera Fitzsimmons and Martha Titcombe our Year 3 RIBA Interior Architecture students from UWE.  Under the Meet Your Mentor scheme, which we are proud to support, we will be showing them what it is like to spend a […]

What we’re up to this month – January

It is with some trepidation that we return to work – now in Tier 3 – everywhere is shut down again, but we are open for business and working flexibly, socially distanced in the Glass Bubble which I now call the office. With the two vaccines we can hope that 2021 will see us emerging from the yoyo lockdowns that have become the norm, stronger and more agile than before. Wishing all our clients and colleagues, surveyors, engineers, ecologists, garden designers, building control partners and planning consultants a very Peaceful New Year. Testimonial for North Cadbury Neighbourhood Plan “We needed […]

News Update for December

After 9 months, planning permission and listed building consent was granted with 14 conditions, for 1 Church Street, Lyme Regis, last Friday.  This was the best Christmas present the clients could hope for after such a long wait.  Is this a record for the longest time taken to get consent or the maximum number of conditions?  It is galling that building owners and their agents have to jump through so many hoops when other equally simple applications are issued in less time with fewer (standard) conditions across the border in South Somerset and East Devon.  It’s about time the system […]