New year and new planning permissions.

Happy new year!

Towards the end of last year we submitted several planning applications;

One of which was for a Video Game hall in a Victorian mill in Bradford, this scheme was successful in getting approval and listed building consent as it will keep the building in use and provide employment for a number of people.

The other was to gain planning approval for a new Driveway in the conservation area of Wetherby, the client was so delighted he wrote to us to give us the following reference:

“My property suffers from poor access, which currently is at the rear, through a narrow, unmade private road and across a neighbour’s land.

It was always going to be difficult to obtain planning permission for a new entrance from the main road that is very busy.

Stephen Mitchinson of Ventus was superb, very effective and very efficient, dealing with each and every obstacle that the planners threw up, depth of slope, turning circle, visibility, removal of trees, ecological damage etc. At the half way stage, he made a very imaginative and successful change to the drawings to accommodate the wishes of the Planners.

The final result is very pleasing, far better than I had imagined.

Stephen’s patience and careful diplomacy in negotiating Planning Permission was critical to the final success – in fact, the planners in granting the application commented and I quote:

“the case officer has worked with the applicant/agent in a positive
way to produce an acceptable scheme”

What more can I say – thoroughly recommended, very professional and very reasonable fees.”

It was really nice of him to take to the time to write something about the work we do. He intends to start works on his driveway in the Spring, so we should have some photos to go with the illustrations found here when it is finished.

We have a number of housing schemes in the works at the moment so we should also be able to show illustrations of these when they are ready.

About Stephen Mitchinson

Stephen is a qualified architect with over seven years experience in the construction industry, having dealt with a wide variety of building types including; Multi storey, mixed use tower blocks; student accommodation; industrial developments; warehouse/ manufacturing facility extensions; residential developments; procure 21 and PFI hospitals; one off houses and numerous house extensions. In addition to traditional pen and paper sketching techniques, his skill set includes the visualisation and design of buildings, using computer generated and aided techniques, building information modeling and graphic design.
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