New dementia care home approved at appeal

We are pleased to bring news that planning approval has been granted by the Government Planning Inspectorate, following a planning appeal for a new 24-bed ‘EMI’ Dementia Care Unit for St. Quentin Residential Home located on Sandy Lane, in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire.
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The importance of using an architect

Don’t go it alone Your home, it’s probably the biggest purchases & assets you’ll own in your life. It’s your little piece of the country and most of us want to transform our living space into the ideal; our dream home.  
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How architectural services add value to your home project

Are you thinking of embarking on a home building project? Whether you’re planning a loft conversion, simple extension or maybe even starting from scratch to build a brand new home. The professional services of an architect are crucial to ensure that your project is achievable and realistic. Try not to get carried away with the excitement of the prospect of starting a new project and think that ...
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Planning success for new micropubs in Stoke-on-Trent

Micropubs: Real ale and real people uniting the community. Croft Architecture has gained planning permission for the conversion of vacant retail spaces for the development of three new micropubs for different clients, in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.
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Flip Out Stoke receives planning approval

Flip Out Stoke: A new exciting leisure experience We are pleased to bring news that planning approval has been granted for the conversion of the empty City Link warehouse on Stone Business Park, Staffordshire, for Flip Out Stoke Trampoline Centre.
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10 things you need to know before building a house extension

So, you’re considering extending your home?
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How interpretation of planning policy affects planning applications

Mr and Mrs White live in rural Staffordshire, in a modest countryside cottage dating back to a period in the 1800s. The property had some previous additions to it, noticeably a kitchen extension, and a porch added within the last 20 years.
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Planning permission for grade 2 listed barns and farmhouse

Croft Architecture have again been successful in obtaining planning permission and listed building consent for a Grade II listed site in Upper Leigh, Staffordshire. 
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Planning permission for gated bungalows in Newcastle-under-Lyme

It is our pleasure to bring news that planning approval has been granted for a new development of homes in the market town of Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire.
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Outline Planning Application? Why bother?

You may have heard of an Outline Planning Application, but what does this mean? What is it for? Why would you use one? An outline planning application is a planning submission undertaken with some Reserved Matters which are identified for submission at a later date.
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