The government consultation on ending the PD right to convert offices to flats closed last week. I hope all architects supported this change.
President - Association of Consultant Architects
Well said Paul. Great little schemes get stopped on the case officer's whim, or because they don't know want to admit they don't understand design, whilst the politicians pass anything that brings in lots of CIL money.
This is not entirely new. Across the river Wandsworth has refused quite a few similar applications in Nine Elms and elsewhere, using a policy aimed to protect 3+ bedroom houses. At whatever price, this is still loss of family sized homes, which pushes up prices for those that remain.
When I was a student at the AA we were taught structural calculation. It's only in the last 10 years that Building Control stopped accepting these because they weren't done on the latest software.
Has anyone else noticed that these images wipe out the whole of the central terminals, including the recently finished Queens Building. What waste.
If no longer in Europe Britain really needs a hub airport, how about Birmingham, already on the HS2 route and next to the NEC.