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Welsh planning law set for major shake-up

The Law Commission has proposed a wide-ranging shake-up of planning law in Wales. A report published this week calls for more than 190 technical reforms. New primary legislation in the shape of a planning act is expected to carry through

Planning Success

Always great to finish the week with a positive note: ICE Arch Ltd were so excited to hear that Planning Approval has been granted for the conversion of these Barns under Class Q Permitted Development Rights. We have been collaborating

Craig y Wylan seen clearly for the first time

The scaffolding is coming down – very exciting.

Back on programme

Great site visit today. LJR Developments are back on programme after delays due to discovery of additional badger setts and the weather.

FAQs on ICE Arch Ltd website

We have recently added a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page to the ICE Arch Limited website. We would love to hear your opinion of it. Contact us if there are questions and answers that you think should be added. Access

It’s better to appeal than re-apply

A survey of 100 house-builders has found that two thirds had appealed a rejected application in the last 12 months (Nov 2017).  Almost a third of rejected applications go to appeal. The reason is quite simple.  40% of rejections are

Online tool to judge sustainability of proposal

A ‘scorecard’ enabling planners to assess the sustainability of proposed developments has been launched by the Sustainable Development Commission and Iceni Projects. The Sustainable Development Scorecard is a free online resource that judges a proposal by how well it meets

Conservation Expertise

You may be interested to know that ICE Arch’s principal architect – Alison Taylor-Stokes – is RIBA-trained in Conservation Architecture. This means that she is conversant with the philosophy and principles of conservation, and familiar with relevant legislation, policies and

Craig y Wylan update

Work is progressing on this amazing house in its beautiful location. The floors are all in place and the framework is complete. The block-work will be finished soon and then the roof and windows can be fitted.

Hydroelectric Scheme in Conwy Valley

Last week, fresh plans were lodged for a controversial £12m hydroelectric scheme on the River Conwy. RWE Innogy UK wants to build the power station on the Conwy Falls, south of Betws-­y-­Coed ­ one of the most scenic stretches of

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