Approval for Greenhill Road Proposals

December 2022

In this final newsletter of 2022, we are pleased to report approval on two sites in North Somerset as well as another recent submission in Wiltshire...


Grand Designs for Autumn!

November 2022

We were delighted to see our Treetops project featured in the Grand Designs magazine this month. This striking home lies within the Green Belt and replaced the previous outdated dwelling on the site. The article can be read on our website by clicking here.

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Planning Permission at Village Road

October 2022

Here at pad, our latest monthly newsletter provides a quick update on several of our projects and a recent photo from one of our historic sites. September saw the granting of full planning permission for re-development of land at Village Road, Cheltenham...

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Application Submitted at Ladye Bay

September 2022

It has been a busy summer here at pad, one which has included the submission of a planning application by Hawkfield Homes for four very high quality dwellings overlooking Ladye Bay at Clevedon, on the Somerset coast...

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Visions from the Next Generation!

August 2022

Images which could be from another world have been seen in the pad office this month. We enjoyed having three young would-be designers with us for their work experience week. We asked Bethan, Pablo and Mo to design their dream home...

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Home Improvements in Somerset

July 2022

This month has seen applications for improvements to two family homes in North Somerset. The first of these, known as Field House, is currently a relatively unremarkable bungalow; the proposals as shown above would see it become a striking modernised dwelling...

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Hanging out the Bunting!

June 2022

Recent weeks having seen a number of interesting projects starting up, as well as planning applications and reserved matters approvals. We have had the chance to return to several of our previous projects (before the bunting went up)...

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The Possibilities of Spring!

May 2022

Along with progressing a range of projects, from bespoke one-off dream homes to large masterplans, we are enjoying getting back out to see progress on a number of sites for the first time in a while...


Spring at Moonhill Copse

April 2022

It has been another busy month at Pad, one which has seen several Reserved Matters submissions as well as new and continuing discussions surrounding projects which are currently in for planning.


A Challenging Winter

March 2022

With the wider issues going on in the world, these projects are providing a welcome distraction. We wish all the best to those caught up in the troubles in the Ukraine, and hope that you are all well too.


A Busy Start to the Year!

February 2022

2022 has started where 2021 left off, as the world continues to recover from the pandemic. The first month of the year has been a particularly busy one for pad, and has seen the submission of several planning applications...


Happy New Year!

January 2022

We hope that you all had a great Christmas and New Year. Pad returned to the office this morning, and it looks like a busy year ahead! We saw a number of applications submitted just before the break...

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Season's Greetings!

December 2021

Welcome to our final newsletter of 2021, a year which began with a third lockdown, and after another challenging year has seen a return to some sort of 'normality'...

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Two Striking New Homes at Bristol

November 2021

We were delighted to see photos of the two completed new homes (replacing one tired dwelling) at the Coombe Dingle suburb of Bristol this month...

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The Sun Shines on St Edeyrn's Village

October 2021

We have taken the opportunity with the relaxation of COVID measures to meet up once again with clients and fellow consultants, seeing friends and colleagues often for the first time since the start of the pandemic...


Permissions at Nailsea & Swindon

September 2021

August saw a number of projects we are involved with reach significant milestones. These included Trendlewood Way, Nailsea near Bristol, where outline planning permission was granted...


An Exciting Summer

August 2021

As we enjoy a summer of blistering heat and heavy downpours, we are pleased to provide our monthly update on several of our projects here at pad. This month has seen us assist clients with bids for sites...

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High Hopes for Summer

July 2021

As we head into summer, with hopes high for England in the European Championships, we take another quick look at several of the projects we have recently been working on here at pad...

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Positive Signs of Summer

June 2021

We have been pleased to see the submission of several planning applications in recent weeks. Three of these are highlighted here, and we hope to see a number of approvals in due course...


Ringwood Proposals at Consultation

May 2021

With a sunny April and the easing of lockdown restrictions, we are looking forward to an improving situation over the coming months...

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Planning Permission at Parc Mawr

April 2021

A little over eight years since the first wet and muddy site visit, we are delighted that the mixed-use, hybrid planning application for development at Parc Mawr has been approved...

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Looking Forward to Spring

March 2021

With the continuing lockdown restrictions we have, once again, been unable to revisit any of the developments we have helped to create, and we are more grateful than ever to see the photos...

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Reflections at Tadpole Garden Village

February 2021

As we are finding ways to make our way through the latest lockdown, it has been great to see photos from the public of a number of sites which we have been involved with...

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Happy New Year!

January 2021

We hope that you had a great Christmas. After the challenges of last year, we are all hoping for an improving situation and the world gradually moving back towards normal...

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Merry Christmas!

December 2020

Seasons Greetings from everyone at pad Design!


We wish you all a happy and healthy 2021...


A Milestone for Moreton-in-Marsh

December 2020

As we near the end of 2020, we are delighted that the application for full planning permission at Dunstall Farm, Moreton-in-Marsh, received resolution to grant at the committee last month...

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Planning Permission at Lydney

November 2020

In what continues to be an unusual year, we are adjusting to the idea of a second spell spending yet more time over the coming weeks in our homes. We hope that you are all keeping well in this challenging time...


Progress at Barry Waterfront

October 2020

While the world remains a much changed place, we were pleased to see significant progress at Barry Waterfront this month. The proposals for the district centre, to sit alongside the superstore anchor...


Ettington: Concept to Reality

September 2020

The sunny weather recently has allowed us to get out and see how a number of sites we have been involved with are looking on the ground. These included Banbury Road, Ettington [left]...


Treetops: A Rural Retreat

August 2020

This month we include photos for two very different projects. [Left] is one from Treetops, a bespoke replacement home in the Green Belt which is now occupied and settling in to its surroundings...


Development Restarts

July 2020

We are pleased to see work restarting (and in some cases continuing) in the recent heatwave. At Caxton Road, Frome (above) development at The Old Printworks site is progressing well with the initial phase...

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Enjoying the Outdoors Again

June 2020

We hope that you are well, as we begin to emerge from the lockdown. After what has been a challenging few months, we are pleased to see a number of projects restarting or moving on to new phases...

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A New Normal

May 2020

The last month has been a strange and difficult one for all of us. We have been pleased to continue with a number of projects, some of which have reached important milestones in recent weeks and helped us...


A Challenging Time for Us All

April 2020

In these difficult and uncertain times we wish you all the best in staying safe and look forward to a time when we can meet again face-to-face and enjoy the places many of us are involved with creating...


Hygge Park in the Sunshine

March 2020

Now we are well into the new year, we are busy on many new and continuing projects. It has been great to see several sites which we have assisted with in recent years, such as Crest Nicholson's Hygge Park...

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Blue Skies Ahead!

February 2020

With the long first month of the year now behind us; we are looking forward to seeing how the many planning applications and Reserved Matters submissions, which we are involved with, progress this year...

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Happy New Year!

January 2020

Having finished 2019 with the usual rush of planning applications, reserved matters submissions and site promotions, we are hoping that the coming months may see a number of approvals...

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