We’re Recruiting Again.

Due to our continuing growth, we are looking for talented people to provide architectural support at our Office in Preston, Lancashire. Duties would include the preparation of Planning and Building Regulations drawings for Residential and Commercial projects. Ideally the suitable candidate should possess: • A minimum of 3 years (5 years would be preferable) working […]

Planning Permission for Disabled Adaptation

Planning Permission for Disabled Adaptation When developing a property the first questions to ask are do the works need Planning Permission and are they likely to get Planning Permission. Although some alterations to domestic homes don’t require Planning Permission and can be done under Permitted Development, there are many alterations for disabled adaptation that do. […]

We are Recruiting!

Due to our continuing growth, we are looking for talented people to provide architectural support at our Office in Preston, Lancashire on a flexible working basis. The ideal candidate will have worked in the architectural field for at least a year and be proficient in drafting complex and accurate drawings.  You will be confident in […]

Consultation launched on new planning proposals

Proposed changes to the planning application process will encourage councils to compete with one another, and will also allow them to offer fast track application services. We welcome changes in the planning system. In our experience the planning system is slower now than it was pre-email! The new proposals, which have been put out to […]

Permitted Development Approval

We have just received a Certificate of Lawful Development confirming that our project fits within Permitted Development. This time it is for a porch and rear extension to a house in Blackpool. A Certificate of Lawful Development is a document issued by the council confirming that the works are lawful and do not require planning permission. The […]

Planning Permission in 6 weeks

We have just received planning permission for this exciting Bungalow renovation project. If you would like to find out more about the project why not have a look at the project page ?

Larger Home Extensions: Neighbour Consultation Scheme

Graham Lea has just obtained permission for an extension in Bolton under the Neighbour Consultation Scheme. The Neighbour Consultation Scheme means that you can build  a larger single storey extension with out the requirement of planning permission. The scheme means you can have extensions from 4 metres to 8 metres for detached houses, and from 3 metres […]

Work Experience – 2015

We are looking for someone to come and gain some valuable experience at our City Centre Office. The candidate should have be studying/ have studied Architecture or Architectural Technology, have good CAD knowledge and have a high attention to detail. If you, or anyone you know is interested in developing skills and gaining valuable experience […]

Permitted Development Rights have been extended till 2019

Finished design and showing glazed gable

As of 15th April 2015 the following Permitted development rights have been extended. Temporary, for 3 years, permitted development right to allow up to 500sqm of storage and distribution buildings to change to residential. Additional requirements are that the building must have been in B8 use for 4 years and in use or last used […]