Four-Year (& Ten-Year) Rule Explained – We’ve all heard the phrase that it’s “better to ask for forgiveness than permission.” But did you know people also apply this to planning permission? This is why your Local Planning Authority (LPA) regularly monitors planning breaches and will enforce the necessary action if they find any. And this is when the four-year and ten-year rules come into play. These rules cover any breach of building or operations development which has not been challenged by enforcement action for a period of at least four years or ten years. Still have questions? We don’t blame you. So, join us as we explain what the four-year and ten-year rules are, and what happens should you receive an Enforcement Notice from your LPA.
Our new build office proposal in Brighton receives planning approval – We're very happy to announce our proposal for the erection of a three storey office building has been approved in Brighton.
We view challenges and restrictions as opportunities for innovative and clever design.
Beginner’s Guide to Use Class Orders in England – If you’ve had any experience changing the use of a building or piece of land, then Use Classes Orders will definitely be something you’ve heard of. Wrapping your head around the concept can be difficult at first thanks to the needlessly complicated way the government chooses to explain it. So, to save you a headache, we lay out what exactly it all means. But first, let’s clear up exactly what these terms mean.
Merry Christmas from Vita Architecture – Merry Christmas and Happy new year from all of us at Vita Architecture
Happy to say that our playful family home in Bromley has received planning approval. The project is a loving refurbishment and extension to maximise light, create internal flow and integrate the outside space into the building. – Happy to say that our playful family home in Bromley has received planning approval. The project is a loving refurbishment and extension to maximise light, create internal flow and integrate the outside space into the building.
Dental Economics, Buildit Magazine, and the Surrey Property Awards – It's been a really busy month as we enter the festive season, unfortunately haven't had as much time to post as we'd like, so here's a quick synopsis of what's been happening for us in November!
5 inspiring Dental Office Reception Spaces from around the World – A well-designed and inviting reception area can make your patients feel more relaxed and welcome. See what these offices did to set themselves apart.
Women in construction: Construction Expo – So excited to announce our Director - Ruta Benetyte is through to the final for the Women in the Construction category at the South East construction awards!
A Guide to Converting a Shop into a Residential Home – Britain has been in the depths of a housing crisis for more than 30 years, with no signs of it improving. And with the decrease in people using brick-and-mortar shops to buy their goods – thanks in part to eCommerce and the pandemic – it comes as no surprise that people have become more and more interested in converting these now empty shops into residential homes. And with the newly introduced Permitted Development Rights (PDR), the door is now wide open.
Happy to say that our grade II listed building in Buckland, Mole valley has received planning approval and listed building consent. – Happy to say that our grade II listed building in Buckland, Mole valley has received planning approval and listed building consent.