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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 for up to 24 new homes set within new and retained green infrastructure...


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, a Section 73 planning permission at Kislingbury and several planning applications...

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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 from the public...

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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, were submitted in late 2017...


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 nearing completion...

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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 to keep some sense of normality...


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, Keynsham (left)...

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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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