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CIL (Community Infrastructure Levy); Will It Affect You?

If you are planning a development or thinking about extending your home (extensions over 100m2 ) you  want to act quickly. Gloucestershires local authorities ( including Cheltenham Borough Council, Gloucester City Council & Tewkesbury Borough Council are implementing CIL (Community Infrastructure Levy)). This charging schedule from early 2019 with a fixed date is yet to be confirmed. Cotswold District Council who adopted their new local plan on the 3rd August have confirmed that CIL will be payable on qualifying development from the 1st April 2019. CIL is

RRA wins award for Pittville Gates restoration project

Historic England (formerly English Heritage) has awarded a commendation in the Angel Awards to the Friends of Pittville for the project to restore Pittville Gates, carried out by RRA and the contractor AMPM. The gates have been successfully rescued due to the tremendous time, effort and determination of the Friends. Historic England annually organise an Award scheme known as the Angel Awards for successfully completed restoration projects of historic buildings or historic sites. Cheltenham Borough Council nominated the restoration

Mixed Use Residential Development – Canning Town

This mixed use residential development in Canning Town, East London is being located on a former smokery site. RRA helped to unlock planning permission on this challenging site as overlooking and proximity to neighbouring potential development was a planning constraint. We have been producing detail drawings and material specification for the project, to discharge planning conditions, and to produce construction information, for the design and build contractor. The development promotes increased potential to improve the quality of the built environment, as well as

First Look – The White House, an earth sheltered house

This rural Herefordshire open countryside site is a gently sloping topography surrounded by mature trees and fields with a substantial earth mound forming the backdrop to the proposal. The project is conceived as a part earth sheltered V-shaped plan that thrusts up through the sloping landscape. The proposed roof is a turf roof, and the exterior walls would be formed in handmade bricks, finely detailed to form proportioned window reveals, the rhythm of which dissolves into the earth

RRA scores a try with Twickenham house extension

Demolition work has commenced on RRA’s house refurbishment and extension project in Twickenham. The house is a Building of Townscape Merit in a Conservation Area and Richmond Council passed plans without any problems. The scheme includes extensive internal remodeling with two new en-suite bathrooms being added and a newly designed main staircase. A glass infill extension (to the left of the photograph) will create a new

Bronze Award – Best Development

  Working with Freeman Homes, RRA has helped to secure a design award for an exciting contemporary housing development. The design award was presented by David Walliams to Luke Freeman of Freeman Homes, for ‘The Avenue’, a project consisting of new build housing, located along The Walford Road, Ross on Wye. The designs are minimal in character with a simple palette of materials, and large window openings, to absorb the surrounding context, which is predominantly residential and

Art Gallery Project – Due to open spring 2016

Nestled deep within rural Herefordshire, a private art gallery project is being developed, and is due for completion early 2016. RRA have been appointed to convert a series of existing agricultural buildings to form an art gallery and hospitality venue, in order to provide accommodation to host, art-gatherings, and a private art collection for our client. The client has collected contemporary abstract art over his lifetime, and has decided that now is the right time, to provide a facility to house his