Planning Permission Granted

We have gained planning permission for a new scheme student flat in Preston. The former Oakendale residential care home in Ashton which closed in August 2016 is ideally situated to be turned into flats for students attending the University of Central Lancashire. The demand is outstripping supply for student accommodation with private landlords always needed. […]

New Hugo Burrito Restaurant Blackburn

  Graham Lea Architecture is helping David Wilcock bring his successful market stall to the high street in Blackburn. Hoping to build on the popularity of Hugo Burrito on Blackburn Market David asked Graham Lea Architecture to draw up plans for his new restaurant. Have a look at the Lancashire Telegraph to check out more […]

Change Of Use From Care Home To Student Accommodation

  An article in last nights Lancashire Evening Post puts a vacant care home and home to renowned historian in the spotlight to become student flats. Mentioning the work done by the team here at Graham Lea Architecture within the planning report. Check out the article here at    

Re launch of Pre-Application Planning Advice from 3rd April 2017

Preston City Council

Following on from their decision over two years ago to stop the pre-application planning advice service Preston City Council have informed us that from 3rd April this year the service will be resumed. This will allow anyone wishing to undertake minor developments to seek advice prior to applying for planning permission to ascertain beforehand whether their […]

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 […]