Cornish consent

HUGE congratulations to Devonshire Homes for achieving consent for 320 homes (30% affordable) in Heamoor near Penzance, Cornwall. Despite the site being allocated, it is technically challenging and has faced vocal local opposition – all of which saw this project test the client team’s resilience as well as its professional expertise. Common sense ultimately prevailed,…

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Dartington Trust Plans New Housing Experiment

It has been a joy to work with the team at Dartington Trust to present plans for a genuinely innovative residential scheme on Dartington Estate. Long known for its experimentation of ideas, practice and design including architecture, the Trust’s newest proposals make a timely contribution to the conversation around how Local Planning Authorities can simultaneously…

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Clevedon Town Centre Regeneration Approved

We overcame lockdown challenges and a fake news campaign to achieve our client’s planning goal.

Pioneering Progress – and Vibrant Videos

What makes us tick? It’s working with clients like Smiths plc, the pioneering FTSE 100 engineering group who today launched their Capital Markets Event. Congratulations on a fantastic set of materials! Capital Markets Event 2021 – Smiths Group plc

Catalyst for Clevedon Town Centre Revitalisation

We’re thrilled with the news that North Somerset Council today voted 9:2 to consent the planning application for ‘Clevedon Central’. This is a multi-million pound scheme promoted by our clients Wessex Development & Investments and Fabrix London which will revitalise the tired retail centre of the town. The proposals comprise the re-design and extension of…

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Bideford Approval for Devonshire Homes

Our client Devonshire Homes’ residential development proposal for Manteo Way, East-the-Water, Bideford was approved by Torridge District Council today. This attractive, bespoke scheme will deliver more than 200 stylish and practical homes built to Devonshire Homes’ exacting specification focused on design innovation, build quality and energy efficiency. Congratulations to the team and to Roach Planning.

Weymouth Says ‘Yes’ Again

Dorset Council voted for a second time in favour of the planning application for Weymouth Gateway by LondonMetric Property plc and Avercet Property this morning – this time unanimously. Our first appearance in front of this committee for this application occurred in March, which saw Dorset Council vote in favour despite an objection by Weymouth…

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High Court Ends Virtual Meetings

The High Court today ruled that virtual meetings of Local Authorities will not be permitted beyond 7 May 2021, to the wide disbelief and dismay of many councillors across the country, especially those with small premises which can’t accommodate social distancing, and COVID-hit budgets that really don’t need to be stretched to funding larger facilities…

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Seaxburh Appointed by Devonshire Homes

We’re delighted to have been appointed by Devonshire Homes to work with them on an exciting new project in North Devon. Beautiful homes and a lovely client. Watch this space!

Effective Campaign Converts Whoa to Go

A mixed use development, comprising retail, restaurant and a plot for Class B uses, proposed by LondonMetric Property plc and Avercet Property for a decade-long brownfield site at Weymouth Gateway. Task Having been surprised by a formal objection from a seemingly supportive Weymouth Town Council, the applicants recruited Seaxburh to identify and mobilise influential supporters…

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