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When is a Green Gap not a Green Gap?

When Cheshire East Borough Council lost a legal battle at London’s Court of Appeal in relation to a planning inspector’s approval for the new homes in a Green Gap at Willaston it had implications for green belt; protection of the countryside;

Office to Residential Conversions

Office to residential conversions are a permanent feature of permitted development rights from 6 April 2016. The rights were first introduced on a temporary basis nearly two years ago. An amendment to the General Permitted Development Order includes a new

Basement is ‘ready for its lid’

The basement at Craig y Wylan is ‘ready for its lid’. The site is located adjacent to the sea, and nestles on the western slopes of the Great Orme, close to Llandudno. A previous property on the site has been

More Homes in East Cheshire

More homes is a feature of Cheshire East Council’s revised local plan strategy, due to be approved by the full council later this month before a further round of public consultation is carried out. This will include additional and amended

ICE Architect new build in sought-after location

Work has started on this ICE Arch designed new-build home in what must be the most sought-after location in North Wales.The site is located adjacent to the sea, and nestles on the western slopes of the Great Orme, close to

Quality Award nomination for ICE Architects

ICE Architects are excited to announce that the new build property they designed at Church Lane, Henbury, Macclesfield is nominated for a Built in Quality Award by Cheshire East Building Control (Civicance Ltd) The original Brief from the client was

New Homes needed in Cheshire East

The number of new homes needed in Cheshire East is 36,000, according to the Council’s draft local plan. The planning inspector examining Cheshire East Council’s the plan is broadly supportive of the local planning authority’s latest work. The inspector noted

Energy Efficiency, Off-Site Build, and Bi-Fold Doors

I enjoy visiting the Grand Design Show at the NEC.  It’s good for talking to suppliers about niche products and innovative technologies.  It’s also an opportunity to do a ‘hands on’ study of the competing suppliers’ versions of various products.

Using Space and Visioning

Key elements implicit in ICE Architects’ design strategy are ‘using space’ and ‘visioning’. On Thursday, at the RIBA Design Leadership Summit 2015 in Manchester, Alison Taylor-Stokes, founder and principal architect of ICE Architects, noted how these concepts were applied in

RIBA Royal Gold Medal

One of my favourite architects, Dame Zaha Hadid, has been awarded RIBA Royal Gold Medal for architecture  This is fantastic news.  It makes her the first woman to be awarded the honour in her own right. The picture above shows the