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2016 news

Beacon has selected Jimmy's as the recipient of our annual Christmas donation.   
20 December 2016
 
Beacon has selected Jimmy's as the recipient of our annual Christmas donation. Read more >>

Beacon has selected Jimmy's as the recipient of our annual Christmas donation.

Beacon Planning secures expansion of specialist local business in historic barns in South Cambridgeshire.   
20 December 2016 | Posted by Charmain Hawkins
 
Planning permission and listed building consent have been secured to allow an existing specialist scientific business to expand in South Cambridgeshire village. Read more >>

Planning permission and listed building consent have been secured to allow an existing specialist scientific business to expand in South Cambridgeshire village.

Expansion secured for renowned medical school   
18 December 2016 | Posted by Ella Murfet
 
Beacon Planning obtains planning permission for a new academic centre at Milton Keynes University Hospital. Read more >>

Beacon Planning obtains planning permission for a new academic centre at Milton Keynes University Hospital.

Celebrating the successes of 2016   
17 December 2016 | Posted by Sophie Hetherington
 
Season's Greetings from Beacon Planning! Read more >>

Season's Greetings from Beacon Planning!

The team get festive at Anglesey Abbey Christmas Lights   
12 December 2016 | Posted by Emma Sharp
 
A festive walk through the gardens of our local National Trust property! Read more >>

A festive walk through the gardens of our local National Trust property!

New Future for the Cambridge Union Society   
12 December 2016 | Posted by Jon Burgess
 
Plans for enhancing the Cambridge Union Society and a new building for Trinity College have been unanimously approved by Cambridge City Council after 2 years work by Beacon. Read more >>

Plans for enhancing the Cambridge Union Society and a new building for Trinity College have been unanimously approved by Cambridge City Council after 2 years work by Beacon.

Permission secured for a new oak framed annex/garage in curtilage of listed building in South Cambridgeshire   
12 December 2016 | Posted by Charmain Hawkins
 
Permission secured for a new oak framed annex/garage in curtilage of listed building in South Cambridgeshire Read more >>

Permission secured for a new oak framed annex/garage in curtilage of listed building in South Cambridgeshire

Permission granted for Gwydir Street museum David Parr House.   
5 December 2016 | Posted by John Dudding
 
Permission granted for Gwydir Street museum David Parr House. Read more >>

Permission granted for Gwydir Street museum David Parr House.

6 units to be created in high quality redevelopment of 20 Devonshire road.   
5 December 2016 | Posted by John Dudding
 
Beacon Planning Ltd working alongside MOOi Architecture have successfully gained planning permission for the redevelopment of a dilapidated residential property into 6 residential units. Read more >>

Beacon Planning Ltd working alongside MOOi Architecture have successfully gained planning permission for the redevelopment of a dilapidated residential property into 6 residential units.

Beacon into the top 50   
18 November 2016 | Posted by Andy Thompson
 
Beacon into the top 50 Read more >>

Beacon into the top 50

Permission secured for extension to historic buildings to improve sixth form at Haileybury College   
31 October 2016 | Posted by Charmain Hawkins
 
Beacon Planning Ltd working in conjunction with Nick Baker Architects have secured planning permission and listed building consent to improve the sixth form area at Haileybury College by securing an extension to existing historic buildings on the site. Read more >>

Beacon Planning Ltd working in conjunction with Nick Baker Architects have secured planning permission and listed building consent to improve the sixth form area at Haileybury College by securing an extension to existing historic buildings on the site.

Local authority give planning application for kennel redevelopment the paw print of approval!   
31 October 2016 | Posted by Ella Murfet
 
Beacon Planning secures planning permission for the conversion of kennels to four apartments in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk Read more >>

Beacon Planning secures planning permission for the conversion of kennels to four apartments in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

New grotesques for St John`s!   
24 October 2016 | Posted by Joanna Burton
 
Listed building consent for two replacement gargoyles at St John`s College has been granted. Read more >>

Listed building consent for two replacement gargoyles at St John`s College has been granted.

Cover Story   
19 October 2016 | Posted by Jon Burgess
 
Beacon Director, Jon Burgess, is featured in the second edition of 'Inspire' the Wates Group's company journal. Read more >>

Beacon Director, Jon Burgess, is featured in the second edition of 'Inspire' the Wates Group's company journal.

Success for Beacon Planning in Lincolnshire   
19 October 2016 | Posted by Joanna Burton
 
Grade II listed farm buildings on medieval abbey site saved through sensitive conversion and new build Read more >>

Grade II listed farm buildings on medieval abbey site saved through sensitive conversion and new build

Student Accommodation proposal for Churchill College, Cambridge   
19 October 2016 | Posted by Ella Murfet
 
Beacon Planning has submitted a planning application to Cambridge City Council for the development of three blocks of student accommodation just off Storey's Way, Cambridge Read more >>

Beacon Planning has submitted a planning application to Cambridge City Council for the development of three blocks of student accommodation just off Storey's Way, Cambridge

Permissions secured for converting barn to part of living space with Grade II listed building in South Cambs   
11 October 2016 | Posted by Charmain Hawkins
 
Planning permission and listed building consent have been secured to convert an adjoining barn to form part of the existing Grade II listed dwelling. The scheme secures the long term future of the barn. The clients are delighted as a previous proposal relating to the barn was unsuccessful. Read more >>

Planning permission and listed building consent have been secured to convert an adjoining barn to form part of the existing Grade II listed dwelling. The scheme secures the long term future of the barn. The clients are delighted as a previous proposal relating to the barn was unsuccessful.

Beacon appoint new Senior Planning Consultant   
27 September 2016 | Posted by Mariya Myronova
 
Beacon appoint new Senior Planning Consultant Read more >>

Beacon appoint new Senior Planning Consultant

Beacon help ascertain status of possible curtilage listed building.   
20 September 2016 | Posted by Emma Sharp
 
Beacon Planning have helped a new owner of a building in Hertfordshire determine that it is not curtilage listed. Read more >>

Beacon Planning have helped a new owner of a building in Hertfordshire determine that it is not curtilage listed.

Permission secured for extension of annex in setting of Grade II Listed Building and Cambridge Conservation Area   
20 September 2016 | Posted by Emma Sharp
 
Beacon Planning have secured planning and listed building consent for the extension of an existing annex in Cambridge. Read more >>

Beacon Planning have secured planning and listed building consent for the extension of an existing annex in Cambridge.

"Growing Historic Cities" - exploring the issues around urban expansion.   
16 September 2016 | Posted by Sophie Hetherington
 
"Growing Historic Cities" - exploring the issues around urban expansion. Read more >>

"Growing Historic Cities" - exploring the issues around urban expansion.

RTPI Award nomination   
12 September 2016 | Posted by Andy Thompson
 
Beacon have been shortlisted by the East of England branch of the Royal Town Planning Institute for its work in the preparation of a Masterplan for Girton College, Cambridge. Read more >>

Beacon have been shortlisted by the East of England branch of the Royal Town Planning Institute for its work in the preparation of a Masterplan for Girton College, Cambridge.

Additional holiday unit granted planning permission on South Cambridgeshire Farm.   
12 August 2016 | Posted by Charmain Hawkins
 
Beacon Planning Ltd have assisted a South Cambridgeshire Farm diversify by securing planning permission for change of use of a former farm building from B1 use to an additional holiday let unit. Read more >>

Beacon Planning Ltd have assisted a South Cambridgeshire Farm diversify by securing planning permission for change of use of a former farm building from B1 use to an additional holiday let unit.

Permissions secured for alteration and extension to listed cottage in Uttlesford.   
12 August 2016 | Posted by Charmain Hawkins
 
Beacon Planning Ltd have assisted Ian Abrams Architects Ltd in securing planning permission and listed building consent for alterations to a Grade II listed building in Uttlesford District. Read more >>

Beacon Planning Ltd have assisted Ian Abrams Architects Ltd in securing planning permission and listed building consent for alterations to a Grade II listed building in Uttlesford District.

Permission granted to enable buildings to be restored to form single dwelling near Clare Suffolk.   
8 August 2016 | Posted by Charmain Hawkins
 
Permission has been secured from St Edmundsbury Council which enables two former cottages, stables and a gig house to be brought back into use as a single dwelling thus saving the buildings. The owner was delighted that Beacon Planning Ltd have secured the permissions which will enable a unique three bedroom bungalow to be created. Read more >>

Permission has been secured from St Edmundsbury Council which enables two former cottages, stables and a gig house to be brought back into use as a single dwelling thus saving the buildings. The owner was delighted that Beacon Planning Ltd have secured the permissions which will enable a unique three bedroom bungalow to be created.

Another appeal success for Beacon for a new dwelling in the countryside in the South Cambridgeshire District   
3 August 2016 | Posted by Ella Murfet
 
Beacon Planning have secured outline planning permission for a single dwelling in Hardwick, Cambridgeshire on appeal following refusal by the Council Read more >>

Beacon Planning have secured outline planning permission for a single dwelling in Hardwick, Cambridgeshire on appeal following refusal by the Council

Permission secured in South Cambs for one and a half storey extension to Listed Building.   
25 July 2016 | Posted by Charmain Hawkins
 
After lengthy negotiations permission for extension to a historic cottage in South Cambridgeshire was secured by Beacon Planning Ltd working with Ian Abrams Architects Ltd. Read more >>

After lengthy negotiations permission for extension to a historic cottage in South Cambridgeshire was secured by Beacon Planning Ltd working with Ian Abrams Architects Ltd.

Beacon appoint new heritage consultant   
19 July 2016 | Posted by Joanna Burton
 
In response to increasing demand for planning and heritage advice, Beacon Planning have made a new appointment to their heritage team, continuing to make it one of the largest independent planning and heritage consultancies in the region. Read more >>

In response to increasing demand for planning and heritage advice, Beacon Planning have made a new appointment to their heritage team, continuing to make it one of the largest independent planning and heritage consultancies in the region.

Appeal success for Beacon for a new dwelling in the countryside in the South Cambridgeshire District   
13 July 2016 | Posted by Ella Murfet
 
Beacon Planning have secured full planning permission for a single dwelling just outside of Fulbourn, Cambridgeshire on appeal following refusal by the Council Read more >>

Beacon Planning have secured full planning permission for a single dwelling just outside of Fulbourn, Cambridgeshire on appeal following refusal by the Council

Wisbech CAA contributes to HLF win!   
13 July 2016 | Posted by Sophie Hetherington
 
Wisbech CAA contributes to HLF win! Read more >>

Wisbech CAA contributes to HLF win!

New gallery for King's Lynn opening soon!   
13 July 2016 | Posted by Joanna Burton
 
Beacon are pleased to have assisted new gallery owner Dr Veronica Sekules in securing planning permission for a new art gallery in historic King's Lynn. Read more >>

Beacon are pleased to have assisted new gallery owner Dr Veronica Sekules in securing planning permission for a new art gallery in historic King's Lynn.

Planning and listed building consent secured in Cambridge City   
13 July 2016 | Posted by Joanna Burton
 
Beacon's heritage team have assisted in securing listed building consent for alterations to a Grade II listed townhouse in the New Town part of the city. Read more >>

Beacon's heritage team have assisted in securing listed building consent for alterations to a Grade II listed townhouse in the New Town part of the city.

Double garage and pool house building secured on historic site in Essex   
13 July 2016 | Posted by Charmain Hawkins
 
Beacon Planning Ltd have secured permission for ancillary out buildings to a listed farmhouse within the countryside following lengthy negotiations with the local planning authority. Read more >>

Beacon Planning Ltd have secured permission for ancillary out buildings to a listed farmhouse within the countryside following lengthy negotiations with the local planning authority.

Conversion of barn complex in Essex   
13 July 2016 | Posted by Charmain Hawkins
 
Beacon Planning Ltd helped secure a revised permission on a barn conversion scheme creating three dwellings. Negotiations had stalled and our input enabled the applicants to secure planning permission and listed building consent. Read more >>

Beacon Planning Ltd helped secure a revised permission on a barn conversion scheme creating three dwellings. Negotiations had stalled and our input enabled the applicants to secure planning permission and listed building consent.

Beacon's Belated Birthday   
5 July 2016 | Posted by Sophie Hetherington
 
Eighth birthday celebration with roaring success at the Cambridge Cookery School! Read more >>

Eighth birthday celebration with roaring success at the Cambridge Cookery School!

Refurbishment of house in Rutland secured   
1 July 2016 | Posted by Charmain Hawkins
 
Planning and listed building consent were secured with assistance from Beacon Planning Ltd for refurbishment of a listed building and to reinstate it to a single family dwelling. Read more >>

Planning and listed building consent were secured with assistance from Beacon Planning Ltd for refurbishment of a listed building and to reinstate it to a single family dwelling.

A former school in Essex   
1 July 2016 | Posted by Charmain Hawkins
 
Conversion of a former prep school back to a single dwelling including demolition of a rear wing and a replacement new build has been secured permission with the help of Beacon Planning Ltd Read more >>

Conversion of a former prep school back to a single dwelling including demolition of a rear wing and a replacement new build has been secured permission with the help of Beacon Planning Ltd

Work experience   
1 July 2016 | Posted by Jenny Page
 
Beacon provides insight into the planning consultancy world for graduate Read more >>

Beacon provides insight into the planning consultancy world for graduate

Another Public Inquiry win for Beacon!   
1 July 2016 | Posted by Joanna Burton
 
Beacon Planning are delighted to have been involved in the successful defence of two schemes at appeal on behalf of the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. Read more >>

Beacon Planning are delighted to have been involved in the successful defence of two schemes at appeal on behalf of the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

Beacon secure consent for additional car parking for St Ives company   
18 June 2016 | Posted by Ella Murfet
 
Full planning permission and discharge of conditions for additional car parking at LDH (La Doria) Ltd.'s headquarters at LDH House, St Ives Business Park is approved under delegated powers. Read more >>

Full planning permission and discharge of conditions for additional car parking at LDH (La Doria) Ltd.'s headquarters at LDH House, St Ives Business Park is approved under delegated powers.

Public Inquiry win!   
30 May 2016 | Posted by Joanna Burton
 
Beacon have helped to secure a fantastic appeal win on behalf of the owners of Grade II listed Foxton House and Foxton Parish Council. Read more >>

Beacon have helped to secure a fantastic appeal win on behalf of the owners of Grade II listed Foxton House and Foxton Parish Council.

Planning permission and listed building consent secured for new Humanities building at Haileybury school   
24 May 2016 | Posted by Jenny Page
 
Beacon were part of a project team that successfully negotiated a scheme for the new building overcoming the policy constraints of both green belt and protection of heritage assets. Read more >>

Beacon were part of a project team that successfully negotiated a scheme for the new building overcoming the policy constraints of both green belt and protection of heritage assets.

Beacon do the AECOM 100   
10 May 2016 | Posted by Emma Sharp
 
With some keen cyclists in the Beacon team, we couldn't resist getting some miles under our belts whilst raising money for two worthy charities. Read more >>

With some keen cyclists in the Beacon team, we couldn't resist getting some miles under our belts whilst raising money for two worthy charities.

Beacon secure approval for extension to listed building near Debden Essex   
4 May 2016 | Posted by Charmain Hawkins
 
Beacon were able to progress negotiations following rejection of an initial scheme by assessing the fabric and setting out potential options. This input assisted in securing a permission for the owners. Read more >>

Beacon were able to progress negotiations following rejection of an initial scheme by assessing the fabric and setting out potential options. This input assisted in securing a permission for the owners.

''Fantastic'' Trinity College Accommodation Scheme Named ''Best Conservation, Alteration or Extension of an Existing Building''   
13 April 2016 | Posted by Sophie Hetherington
 
A scheme to upgrade student accommodation at Trinity College has won the title of ''Best Conservation, Alteration or Extension of an Existing Building'' at Cambridge's 2015 Design and Construction Awards. Read more >>

A scheme to upgrade student accommodation at Trinity College has won the title of ''Best Conservation, Alteration or Extension of an Existing Building'' at Cambridge's 2015 Design and Construction Awards.


PLANNERS WANTED
  
1 April 2016 | Posted by Jenny Page
 
We are looking for planners at all levels from graduate to senior consultants to work across our broad portfolio of residential, commercial, educational, heritage and mixed-use projects. Read more >>

We are looking for planners at all levels from graduate to senior consultants to work across our broad portfolio of residential, commercial, educational, heritage and mixed-use projects.

Heong Gallery at Downing College shortlisted for RIBA East Award   
15 March 2016 | Posted by Charlotte Burton
 
Heong Gallery at Downing College shortlisted for RIBA East Award Read more >>

Heong Gallery at Downing College shortlisted for RIBA East Award

Outline planning permission secured for new dwelling in countryside just outside Debden Essex.   
15 March 2016 | Posted by Charmain Hawkins
 
Beacon Planning Ltd have assisted Ian Abrams Architects in securing outline planning permission for a new dwelling outside development limits in Debden Nr Saffron Walden. Read more >>

Beacon Planning Ltd have assisted Ian Abrams Architects in securing outline planning permission for a new dwelling outside development limits in Debden Nr Saffron Walden.

New Court at Trinity College finalist in Cambridge Design and Construction Awards 2015   
14 March 2016 | Posted by Charlotte Burton
 
Green retrofit and refurbishment of Grade I listed New Court at Trinity College selected as finalist in Cambridge Design and Construction Awards 2015. Read more >>

Green retrofit and refurbishment of Grade I listed New Court at Trinity College selected as finalist in Cambridge Design and Construction Awards 2015.

Appeal win for new dwelling in Harston   
9 March 2016 | Posted by Charmain Hawkins
 
Beacon Planning Ltd have assisted in obtaining permission on appeal in respect of a site in Harston following two refusals principally on design grounds following over a year of frustrating negotiations with South Cambridgeshire District Council which only resulted in refusal. Read more >>

Beacon Planning Ltd have assisted in obtaining permission on appeal in respect of a site in Harston following two refusals principally on design grounds following over a year of frustrating negotiations with South Cambridgeshire District Council which only resulted in refusal.

Senior Planning Consultant wanted!   
2 March 2016 | Vacancy
 
Beacon is recruiting for a Senior Planning Consultant Read more >>

Beacon is recruiting for a Senior Planning Consultant

New Academic Centre for the University of Buckingham   
27 February 2016 | Posted by Charlotte Burton
 
Application for new Academic Centre for University of Buckingham has been submitted. Read more >>

Application for new Academic Centre for University of Buckingham has been submitted.

Downing College 'Heong Gallery' opens to the public   
9 February 2016 | Posted by Charlotte Burton
 
Downing College art gallery opens to the public in former Edwardian stables. Read more >>

Downing College art gallery opens to the public in former Edwardian stables.

Consent for modest dwelling in sensitive location   
5 February 2016 | Posted by Charlotte Burton
 
Beacon Planning secured consent at Cambridge planning committee for modest new dwelling. Read more >>

Beacon Planning secured consent at Cambridge planning committee for modest new dwelling.

Historic Suffolk barn granted permission to be imaginatively converted to dwelling   
27 January 2016 | Posted by Charmain Hawkins
 
The approved barn conversion will retain the agricultural character and appearance of the building and gives an imaginative use of the internal space within the building. This scheme finds a new and compatible use for the building which secures its long term future. Read more >>

The approved barn conversion will retain the agricultural character and appearance of the building and gives an imaginative use of the internal space within the building. This scheme finds a new and compatible use for the building which secures its long term future.

Character of former farmhouse to be restored   
27 January 2016 | Posted by Charmain Hawkins
 
Beacon Planning Ltd have helped secure planning and listed building consent for the restoration farmhouse near Sawston. Read more >>

Beacon Planning Ltd have helped secure planning and listed building consent for the restoration farmhouse near Sawston.

Consent for new eco classroom in the green belt   
27 January 2016 | Posted by Charlotte Burton
 
Eco classroom in the green belt approved by Cambridge City Council for the Stephen Perse Foundation Read more >>

Eco classroom in the green belt approved by Cambridge City Council for the Stephen Perse Foundation

Burnham Market houses take shape!   
25 January 2016 | Posted by Joanna Burton
 
Burnham Market houses take shape! Read more >>

Burnham Market houses take shape!

College Masterplan Approved   
13 January 2016 | Posted by Andy Thompson
 
A Masterplan setting out a long term vision for the development of Girton College, Cambridge, was approved unanimously by South Cambridgeshire District Council's Planning Committee on 13 January. Read more >>

A Masterplan setting out a long term vision for the development of Girton College, Cambridge, was approved unanimously by South Cambridgeshire District Council's Planning Committee on 13 January.

BEACON APPOINT NEW SENIOR PLANNING CONSULTANT   
8 January 2016 | Posted by Jenny Page
 
New staff appointment at Beacon Planning Read more >>

New staff appointment at Beacon Planning

LOOKING FOR A HERITAGE CONSULTANT ROLE?   
1 January 2016
 
Beacon Planning Ltd is a dynamic, independent, award-winning heritage and planning consultancy based on the edge of the historic town of Cambridge. We have a wide ranging portfolio of projects across the breadth of the historic environment, with clients including many of the Cambridge Colleges, the University of Cambridge and the National Trust. Read more >>

Beacon Planning Ltd is a dynamic, independent, award-winning heritage and planning consultancy based on the edge of the historic town of Cambridge. We have a wide ranging portfolio of projects across the breadth of the historic environment, with clients including many of the Cambridge Colleges, the University of Cambridge and the National Trust.