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  1. Permission Granted for New Area Office for the Diocese of Oxford

    Planning permission has been granted for a new Diocese Area Office on a sensitive site in Theale. The site is adjacent to the Conservation Area and the Grade I listed Holy Trinity Church in addition to other Grade II structures and properties. The Diocese proposed a contemporary curved building to blend into the site, which […] ...Read More

  2. Permission Granted for Innovative Brownfield Home

    Permission has recently been granted for an innovative single storey dwelling on a heavily constrained brownfield site in the centre of Newbury. The two bedroom property is situated on a narrow former car park site. Bluestone Planning were commissioned to provide specialist planning advice, undertake the production of streetscene images (see above) and negotiate the […] ...Read More

  3. Grade I Listed Building Success at Greyfriars Church Reading

    Bluestone Planning is pleased to confirm that they have secured planning permission for a new glazed foyer and substantial link extension at Greyfriars Church on Friar Street in Reading. Greyfriars is a Grade I listed building, described by Historic England as “the most complete surviving example of Fransiscan architecture in England”. The new foyer will […] ...Read More

  4. The Plough Near Faringdon

    Bluestone Planning is pleased to have assisted the owners of a former public house near Faringdon to secure planning permission for the change of use of part of the pub to bed and breakfast use, together with the construction of eight letting rooms to the rear of the former pub. This followed a recommendation for […] ...Read More

  5. More Neighbourhood Plan Success!

    We are pleased to announce that Ashbury Neighbourhood Plan and Uffington and Baulking Neighbourhood Plan steering groups both held their referendums on Thursday 4th July and residents in both instances voted overwhelmingly in favour to approve the plans. Bluestone Planning have worked with both NP steering groups from the start, undertaking work on evidence base […] ...Read More

  6. We Are Hiring!

    Looking for a New Planning Challenge? We are looking for a Highly Motivated Individual to join our team! Job Description About you This is an excellent opportunity for a qualified town planner with in excess of two years post qualification experience to join an established small, but growing, practice.  You will be confident in managing multiple […] ...Read More

  7. Lastest News

    Bluestone Planning are pleased to secure this sensitive contemporary extension to a Grade II Listed building dating back to the early 16th Century in Berkshire. The application required a significant level of negotiation with the LPA, who originally wanted a traditional approach. The design by Tom Gristwood Architects was developed as contemporary response to a […] ...Read More

  8. Emerging Local Plan Roundup

    There are a number Local Plans that have been submitted for Examination within the last few months or are nearing Adoption. Below are some of the Local Plans with recent matters of interest: West Oxfordshire DC – The Inspector has asked the Council to consider whether or not any further Habitats Regulations Assessment work in […] ...Read More

  9. Consultation on Hart DC Article 4 Direction

    There is still time to make representations on the Article 4 Direction to withdraw permitted development rights related to change of use of offices, light industrial units and storage and distribution units, to residential use. The Direction relates to 6 Strategic Employment Sites and 13 Locally Important Employment Sites identified within the Proposed Submission Version of the […] ...Read More

  10. Consultation open on The draft Clean Air Strategy 2018

    Views are being sought on the actions being proposed to reduce air pollution and its effects. The effects of which could have a significant impact on future air quality management and planning. The consultation runs until 14 Aug 2018 and the draft document can be found here, with the online survey to respond to here. ...Read More