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Smarter Planning Champion Accreditation

In 2012 GOAStudio London residential architecture achieved Smarter Planning Champion status as a result of our planning application submissions being judged of “high quality and met the core best practice guidelines of the Smarter Planning scheme”. We hope this demonstrates our commitment as architect planning experts to deliver a faster, more transparent planning application service.

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Planning Applications

“Most new buildings or major changes to existing buildings or to the local environment need consent – known as planning permission. […] Your local planning authority is responsible for deciding whether a development – anything from an extension on a house to a new shopping centre – should go ahead.”

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Our record of dealing with most of London’s Local Authorities means that we have been able to obtain planning approvals for demanding projects in conservation areas or for listed buildings, and we particularly enjoy the challenge of working on buildings that require a sensitive design approach.

For residential projects that require planning approval it is important that we carry out a measured survey, and initially produce an accurate set of existing drawings. These drawings are important to the planning submission, but also for developing the design proposals that will form part of the architect planning application.

Once the proposals have been sufficiently developed, GOAStudio will try to liaise with the duty planning officer of your Local Authority ahead of making the planning submission; it is worth noting that some local authorities have now stopped offering this service. But when this is possible we are able to flush out any issues ahead of the submission, iron out any details, and make sure that the application has the best possible chance of receiving approval.

Once the application has been submitted we will liaise with the case officer for any additional information required. A residential planning application is determined in eight weeks, and in about week six the case officer will contact us to arrange a site visit to your property before he/she makes a final decision on the application.

Please note that it is illegal to go ahead with building works where planning approval is required when the relevant permission has not been obtained. This is true even if you have obtained building regulations approval for the work. The Planning and Building Control Councils are independent from one another, and separate approvals might be necessary.

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New planning approval | Residential development and conversion to flats Islington N7

Planning approval for residential development and conversion to flats Islington N7 – Single storey half-width upper floor rear extension, a new roof terrace, a new mansard roof extension, and internal alterations to create an additional 1bed flat over the upper ground floor level (new Flat B) while retaining an 2bed flat over the lower ground floor (Flat A) and retaining a 2bed flat over the two upper floors (new Flat C); associated alterations to the steps and railings at the front of the property.

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We specialise in

  • Greener homes
  • Retrofit and energy efficiency for older and traditional buildings
  • Conservation areas
  • Listed Buildings
  • Homeowner architectural services
  • Developer architectural services

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GOAStudio London residential architecture limited, 86-90 Paul Street, EC2A 4NE, Hackney

GOAStudio London residential architecture limited, Chestnut Avenue South, E17 9EJ, Waltham Forest

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