A Busy & Productive Week.
We have had another busy week at KDW Architecture Ltd in the run up to the Christmas holidays, which has included: 3 new project enquiries; attendance at 4 meetings; 5 measured surveys undertaken; 3 applications prepared, 2 submitted; 5 occasions of collaborative working and 5 fee proposals prepared & issued.
Of the 3 enquires, one was from a homeowner struggling with a planning application that they had prepared themselves for Upvc replacement windows in the East Thirsk Article 4 Area. They had seen our success with the application for replacement Upvc windows for the Lord Nelson in the same Article 4 Area and sought advice on their next best step. We were able to assess the information that they had lodged with the Local Planning Authority and provided some guidance on the most likely route to success. We wish them well and look forward to learning of the outcome. I also conducted a short impromptu consultation after been stopped on Northallerton High Street and was able to provide a potential client with information pertaining to their proposed works at home. We look forward to hearing form them when they are ready to progress their plans.
Of the 4 meetings attended, 3 were with homeowners at their properties where we discussed options for altering and extending their homes including any potential planning and building regulation implications. The first meeting of the week was with a Planning Consultant, a Conservation & Heritage Consultant and a Nationwide Property Management Company in Northallerton where we looked at and discussed re-developing a mixed range of buildings on a constrained site to maximise the potential of the estate owner’s asset.
3 of the surveys undertaken were at private residences where part and full measured building surveys were carried out to allow existing drawings to be prepared. The other 2 surveys were at commercial / mixed use properties which again will allow a full set of existing building plans to be prepared which will form the basis of drawings moving forward with the respective applications in each case.
Speaking of applications, over the past week we have prepared a full plans planning application for a bespoke, one of a kind private dwelling in Topcliffe’s Conservation Area. The Architectural scope of work undertaken by KDW Architecture Ltd includes the design of the dwelling; preparation of all drawings; preparation of the design and access / planning statement; preparation of the application forms and preparation of other validating standard pro formas. We await reports, details and recommendations from the Ecologist and Arborist who we are coordinating at which point the application can be lodged with the Local Planning Authority. We have submitted an application to discharge pre-commencement conditions attached to the planning approval we successfully obtained for 4 holiday lodges in Bullamoor and we have also submitted an application to North Yorkshire Building Control for regularisation of building works, which unbeknown to our client, were carried out without the required permission’s in place. We also provided a ‘drawing only’ service to a client in Topcliffe who has submitted an application to replace Upvc windows in the Conservation Area. They are preparing the application documents themselves and we wish them well and will of course be on hand if they need any further assistance.
Finally, in amongst all that has been happening, we somehow found time to assist with the official measuring of the new Thirsk 10 mile road race route for 2020, and we joined the Thirsk & District Business Association which we hope will help integrate us with the Districts business community and raise our profile.
We intend to keep you updated at the end of each week so please keep checking in to see what we have been busy with. In the meantime you can take a look at our website www.kdwarchitecture.co.uk our Facebook page @kdwarchitecture and our Instagram page kdwarchitecture for news and updates.