Planning permission granted for extension to detached bungalow in South Shropshire

AJB DESIGN & BUILD recently completed a successful application for the approval to replace an existing glass conservatory with a more substantial and efficient structure. This new addition will will not only improve the flow of the living space but also increase the thermal efficiency of the building, in line with our sustainable building ethics.


Planning permission granted for new affordable dwelling on the Longmynd AONB

AJB DESIGN & BUILD can now confirm that planning approval has been granted for the erection of a new affordable dwelling situated near Wentnor on the Longmynd AONB. The site was particularly sensitive as not only was it within the AONB but was also highly visible from far off views. The application was for an affordable dwelling on single plot exception site through the Shropshire Councils “Build your own affordable home” scheme. This is a great example of what can be achieved with good project planning and great design. We hope to stay involved through the construction phase of this project so keep an eye out for future posts regarding this development.


Planning permission granted for new outbuilding for Listed barn conversion

Once again AJB Design & Build have carried out a successful planning application. The design brief was to construct an outbuilding that would serve as an office, with a mezzanine level for storage and an attached open sided carport. Having carried out the conversion of the listed barn at this site we had a unique relationship with the customer and also knew exactly what materials and detailing were required to satisfy the conservation department. AJB Design & Build will also be acting as the lead contractor for this project, and hope to begin work in the next 5 – 6 weeks. Check back with us for updates on the progress of the building work.


AECB membership

AJB Design & Build have now become a member of the AECB (The Association for Environment Conscious Building) further reinforcing our status as a sustainable architectural designer, planner and builder.


Planning permission granted for extension in Greenfield St, Shrewsbury

Another successful planning application put together by AJB Design & Build. For this project the client wanted to create more downstairs living space as the existing layout provided a cramped kitchen/living area with changes in levels and no natural flow. The proposed single storey rear extension will now provide the family with a large open plan kitchen/living area, a new ground floor shower room and an office.


Planning permission for agricultural outbuildings?

Farmers, do you know your permitted development rights for agricultural outbuildings? The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 1995 grants permitted development rights (works which do not require planning permission) for a range of agricultural buildings and operations. Rights for erecting, extending or altering a building, are available to agricultural holdings of at least 5 hectares under Class A. Restrictions do apply regarding size, location, use and proximity to other dwellings not within the agricultural holding. Always be sure to check that the building complies with the current legislation before commencing work. For more information contact AJB Design & Build.