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.
Lovely evocative sketches. Makes me feel good about architecture again!
The elephant in the room here is the exponential growth in housing supply that is supposedly required by the UK (and many other countries and regions of the world) is totally at odds with sustainable development.
Maybe a lowering of expectations regarding outdated notions of continual economic growth, along with a massive reduction in rampant and unnecessary mass consumerism would be a better course of action worldwide, in order to deal with this problem?