Approved: certificate of lawfulness to confirm use of paddock as garden in Newbury, Berkshire

West Berkshire Council: Dan Wilden of Pure Town Planning recently successfully obtained a certificate of lawfulness for clients in the countryside near Newbury to confirm that the integration of a former paddock into the garden was lawful and they can carry on using the whole as a larger garden. How […]

Approved: alterations and extension to dwelling near Reading in Berkshire

Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead: Pure Town Planning are delighted to announce that they have recently secured consent for alterations and extension to an existing dwelling with a scheme designed by Tony Holt Design. The site, which is in the Green Belt as well as a Conservation Area, is in […]

Approved: Two storey extensions and house remodel in Earley, Reading

Wokingham Borough Council: Adding to the growing list of planning approvals obtained further afield, Pure Town Planning have recently secured planning permission for remodel and substantial single and two storey extensions to a family dwelling in the town of Earley, Reading. The proposal converted the ageing detached home into a more modern 4-bedroom […]

Prior approval not required: permitted development agricultural barn conversion near Newbury

West Berkshire Council: Pure Town Planning have successfully negotiated a permitted development proposal to convert a barn into a house through the rather tricky “prior approval” system in a rural location near to Newbury in Berkshire. The agricultural to residential conversion permitted development right, introduced in April last year, has been […]

Legal challenge to new 10-unit affordable housing threshold policy

England: So it seems West Berkshire and Reading Borough Councils have taken the plunge and applied to the High Court for a Judicial Review of the Government’s new 10-unit affordable housing threshold policy introduced at the end of November (see our report on that policy here). We don’t have details of […]

Approved: replacement dwelling in the Fisheries, Bray

Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead: Pure Town Planning are delighted to have assisted in achieving a hard fought approval for a fantastic contemporary dwelling in the prestigious Fisheries Estate beside the Thames near Maidenhead. Pure Town Planning were brought in to advise on the project by AR Design Studio of Winchester due […]