Despite a Christmas of colds we are back at work. For our first full week we received approval for a two-storey extension with garage and home/office to a detached house in Midhurst and approval for works to a listed Norman Shaw building with a new bespoke garage store in the gardens designed by E.W Cooke. A pre-app meeting with a local East Sussex LPA was very positive for a development on a site where the urban grain of the conservation area is very tight.
Other projects and applications are in process and a bit to early but we remain hopeful and positively engaged.
This past fortnight saw Murphy Associates work on heritage reports for a site in Lewes, East Sussex and a fire damaged listed building in Crockerhill, West Sussex; the receipt of the last of a set of three listed buildings consents for a sensitive building plus a rather surprising case involving a modern extension to a listed building which threw up unanticipated issues. We also attended Helm training in West Dean and the RTPI SE Awards (maybe one year we will see one of our collaborations). Next week we are working on an appeal for clients with much needed space to meet personal family requirements and another listed building in East Hampshire. And we await a response to the housing scheme lodged for pre-app .....
Working across three specialisms is a challenge at the best of times but brings plenty of variety to the workload and with that travel - up and down the country, across East and West Sussex, the South Downs National Park to Hampshire. Having a background in Development Management and planning law has probably been my saving 'grace' whatever the subject matter, area of property. This past few weeks we have been contending with reports relating to a fire damaged listed building now beyond repair, salvage etc; assessing significance of designated and non-designated heritage assets, writing conservation area character appraisals, lodging and negotiating on planning applications and applications to discharge conditions ... and appealing appeals! But to end the day there is nothing like trying to understand the logic of some ...
Rising out of the ground. It has taken a number of concepts and iterations to get to this stage. Murphy Associates and Stewart Nicholson Architecture are preparing for a pre-app submission over the coming weeks ... YesEngineering provided advice to unlock the potential for the top site.
Under instruction from clients, Murphy Associates are working on 2 sites that have the potential to deliver residential development schemes in Sussex. With her planning and urban design hat on our Director has collaborated with Kathryn Backhouse of YesEngineering and Stewart Nicholson Architecture to move initial designs forward for the 2 sites to assist in pre-application discussions for both sites. Positive collaborative masterplanning.
Watch this space as we evolve and develop our ideas for both sites!
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Working for The Conservation Studio, Murphy Associates with input from DGC Consultants Ltd, completed the draft consultation document for the Old Town. BHCC have now commenced the consultation exercise which will run to 26th August 2018. It follows the adoption of the Old Town Conservation Area Character Appraisal which was written by Eddie Booth of The Conservation Studio. The management plan recognises the quality of the area but also highlights the issues that require management ...
Horton Chapel Arts & Heritage Society (HCAHS) progress to HLF Round 2 with the Conservation Report and Maintenance & Management Plan produced by The Conservation Studio with input from Eimear Murphy of Murphy Associates and Anna Cullum Associates.
This has been an interesting project to work on particularly as The Conservation Studio also wrote the Conservation Appraisals for the Epsom Hospital Cluster.
Now out to consultation! Led by The Conservation Studio and with input from Murphy Associates, BHCC have produced a draft conservation area appraisal for the Queens Park Conservation Area. The consultation period will run for a period of 4 wks with the intention of adoption in September 2018. This is one of the many Appraisals that The Conservation Studio has been involved in. It can be viewed by following this link - http://www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/content/planning/heritage/heritage-news-consultations-and-faqs
We will be there. .. and will have the opportunity to see the Grandparents names in Queens University for the first time and go around all the regular haunts!