Too young. Very sad.
Well Barbara Weiss might not be that busy, however I can report that my small, south coast practice of 6 people has never been busier in our 10 year history. Never know what's around the corner though.
Nice scheme! Got a touch of Peter Barber's massing / aesthetics going on as well.
I'm sorry, but this article is not a reflection of reality. Under the Prior Approval process, immediate neighbours still have to be consulted, so these larger extensions can still be stopped by those parties, requiring applicants to revert back to the Certificate of Lawfulness route, which takes the standard 8 weeks (or longer in my experience).
Many Local Authorities I have worked in also require the Certificate of Lawfulness to be submitted after gaining Prior Approval, thus extending the process even further.
Lovely scheme, although backland development is traditionally driven by land values. Tight site with limited access along with a bespoke design might make this an expensive build.
I wonder if there is enough in it to make it work from a developer perspective? Be fantastic to see it built though.