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Social housing design – 13 new homes proposed in Dursley

West Waddy on behalf of Stroud District Council (SDC) are pleased to present this proposal for the redevelopment of a vacant residential site on the outskirts of Dursley for social housing. SDC currently controls 5,200 homes and is the largest social landlord within the district with stock spread throughout the local authority area. In 2015 SDC commissioned a review of its’ 28 sheltered housing schemes, the purpose of the review was to establish sustainability and…

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West Waddy appointed on Bellway Homes Framework Agreement

We are delighted to have recently been awarded a new three year framework agreement with Bellway Homes covering town planning consultancy, urban design, masterplanning and architectural services. The practice has previously assisted Bellway in developing concept layouts and preparing bids for development sites and we have a proven track record in finding sites for sustainable growth,  guiding developer clients to deliver new homes right where they are needed. At West Waddy we strive for the…

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The future of housing after the pandemic – Archadia are on the case

We are delighted to share a new research document created by the talented team at our sister practice, Archadia. The research investigates the future of housing after the pandemic. The document reviews how you can isolate and live with people classed as ‘vulnerable’ during the pandemic. It looks at how the guidance received during lockdown worked with our homes and how it will affect the future of housing design. Archadia have explored what will/could change…

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Archadia – Now on Instagram!

Our Sister practice Archadia have launched an Instagram account jam packed with interesting images. Looking at past and current projects it highlights the high quality work completed at the practice. The images are designed to inspire and encourage new and existing clients. Please follow them at: https://www.instagram.com/archadiaarch/?hl=en

Planning reforms propose temporary lifting of affordable housing requirement

Alongside last week’s Planning White Paper ‘Planning for the Future’, the Government launched a further consultation entitled ‘Changes to the Current Planning System’ covering four topics as follows : Changes to the standard method of assessing local housing need Securing First Homes through developer contributions Temporary lifting of the small sites threshold Extending the existing Permission in Principle to major development The third of these potential changes is particularly interesting because it proposes – for…

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