Projects & News

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Retrospective Planning Permission for Gin Distillery

Chew Magna, North Somerset

Thu 07 October 21

Retrospective planning permission has been issued by Bath & North East Somerset Council for a gin distillery, gin school and drinking establishment. Chew Valley Distillery had commenced use of the premises in the centre of Chew Magna before they were alerted to the need for planning permission. Aspect360 were instructed to provide supporting information and importantly, demonstrate the appropriateness of the use within the location.
Chew Valley Distillery is a family run business that has a close association with the Lazy Lobster restaurant in the village. They
have ambitious plans for expanding to other locations and to source more of their produce from local suppliers.

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Extension and Alterations to Listed School Building

Cllifton High School, Bristol

Mon 09 August 21

Planning and Listed Building Consent has been secured from Clifton High School and their proposals to extend the new sixth form centre. Working with project architects O’Leary Goss and consultants Silverback Arboriculture and Energy Saving Experts, Aspect360 led the proposals through the planning process. A key component was to address the heritage aspects of the proposals and to justify the alterations to the listed building and the link extension to the proposed rear common room.
Consent was forthcoming from Bristol City Council within 8-weeks which is part was due to the thoroughness of the information submitted with the application.

Planning permission for an apart-hotel and business hub/café

155 St Michael's Hill, Kingsdown Bristol

Thu 27 May 21

Capitalising on the close proximity of the site to the University of Bristol Precinct and Bristol Royal Infirmary, planning permission has been secured for Rochford Property INvestments for a new apart-hotel (Use Class C1) with an associated business hub/café. Aspect360 was able to demonstrate the use would be appropriate for the area. The serviced apartments will provide short-term accommodation to guests who will benefit from fully furnished accommodation and a maid service.
The proposals include external rennovations and an upgrade of the building’s interior.

Project Architects: 105 West Architects

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Appeals Allowed for Student Development

Whiteladies Road, Clifton, Bristol

Mon 11 January 21

Appeals have been allowed both planning and listed building consent following refusal by Bristol City Council for a 2-storey building for use as a 6 bedroom HMO (sui generis student use).

The key issues were whether the proposal would be likely to result in any population imbalance within the local community and harm the amenity and secondly, whether the proposal would preserve the settings of adjacent grade II listed buildings. Aspect360 successfully argued that the increase in activity associated with the student use within the area would be very modest and that no harm would arise to the listed terrace of buildings.
The Inspector noted that “The appellant’s architect has given thoughtful consideration to the proposed design” and concluded that
the proposal would result in a modest enhancement to the character and appearance of the WRCA

Project Architects: 105 West Architects

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Major Student Development and Listed Building Restorations

Portland Square, Bristol

Wed 22 January 20

Following lengthy negotiations with Bristol City Council, Aspect360 has secured full planning permission and Listed Building Consent for a major student development within the heart of Bristol. The development provides 257-bed spaces in 85 flats within a new-build development that replaces a former cash & carry. A key issue has been the restoration of Grade I listed buildings and the re-creation of the historic townscape within POrtland Square.
The project had a number of technical constraints and several consultants provided input to address structural, ecological, transport, energy and drainage issues. Aspect360 led the proposals through the planning process and assisted with the preparation of the s106 agreement.

Project Architects: NOMA

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