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New dementia care home approved at appeal

Posted by Sarah Croft on 30-Mar-2016 20:00:00

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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Topics: Design, Planning approval, Healthcare, Care, Architecture

The importance of using an architect

Posted by Sarah Croft on 15-Jan-2016 20:00:00

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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Topics: Design, Planning approval, Residential Development, Residential, CDM, Architecture, Interior Architecture

How architectural services add value to your home project

Posted by Sarah Croft on 13-Jan-2016 14:46:01

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 you could take on the role of client, designer and project manager all yourself.
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Topics: Design, Planning approval, Residential Development

Planning success for new micropubs in Stoke-on-Trent

Posted by Sarah Croft on 22-Oct-2015 19:30:00

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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Topics: Design, Commercial, Planning approval, Leisure

Flip Out Stoke receives planning approval

Posted by Sarah Croft on 06-Oct-2015 20:00:00

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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Topics: Design, Planning approval, Leisure

10 things you need to know before building a house extension

Posted by Sarah Croft on 26-Jun-2015 13:48:00

So, you’re considering extending your home?

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Topics: Design, Planning approval, Residential Development, Residential

How interpretation of planning policy affects planning applications

Posted by Sarah Croft on 24-Sep-2014 20:07:00

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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Topics: Planning approval, Residential Development, Residential

Planning permission for grade 2 listed barns and farmhouse

Posted by Sarah Croft on 18-Jul-2014 07:30:00

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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Topics: Planning approval, Residential Development, Residential, Listed Building, Conservation

Planning permission for gated bungalows in Newcastle-under-Lyme

Posted by Sarah Croft on 11-Jul-2014 07:49:00

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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Topics: Planning approval, Residential Development

Outline Planning Application? Why bother?

Posted by Carl Croft on 25-Jun-2013 13:46:00

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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Topics: Design, Planning approval, Residential Development, Architecture

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