ICE News and Comment

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...

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...

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...

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...

Change of Use of Agricultural Buildings

Permitted Development Rights for the Change of Use of Agricultural Buildings This year ICE Arch Ltd has been successful in gaining – Prior Approval for...

Manchester’s new ‘Vertical Villages’

Manchester City Council has unveiled proposals for the city centre which could include a raft of new towers, multi-billion pound new neighbourhoods, and so-called “vertical...

Build-in energy efficiency

As a home owner, some of your biggest expenses on an on-going basis are energy costs such as electricity, gas, oil, water heating, space heating...

Osborne unveils planning reforms

Among other changes, the government has announced it is scrapping the requirement on new-home developers to offset new-build carbon emissions by making a contribution to...