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  1. Sorry. Is this a generic question or something relating to this thread as the OP here appears to have already used up their free go prior to the Appeal application?
  2. Are you a terrace, semi or detached? In other words, what can you do under PD just to get thing started? Once formal Planning goes through, you could then add it on. As for the re-submission, that would go through another 8 week determination process.
  3. Can you carry out the ground floor element via PD?
  4. As mentioned above, those terraces are usually quite interesting to detail. You will either end up with a bulkhead in the rooms below or a step up onto the terraces from their respected floor levels. How high are your ceilings as the stair from first to second floors appears to comprise 17no. risers so an overall rise of approx. 3.4m?
  5. I am aware your original question was in relation to sanitary facilities in the ground floor/principle storey, which has probably been answered!?! Even with the above and now the additional plans have been uploaded, we can see other areas that may need to be reviewed and possibly re-designed to make it more practical and feasible. In addition to the plans, do you also have elevation and section drawing as I assume the latter helped with the design of the second floor?
  6. You don’t need an architect but only a designer who is familiar with and can incorporate the BR’s into the proposals. You may find this ‘process’ will result in some design changes, both internally and externally. You mentioned the plans you have uploaded are those that have received Planning approval. Have you therefore designed and received approval without BR’s in mind?
  7. To enable safe exit from the second floor via an escape window at first floor, you’d need to close off the stair at first floor level. You’d need to check with Building Control whether they’d accept a domestic sprinkler system as opposed to a protected stair. As this is a new build, you’d probably need to check the BC requirements in conjunction with the new build warranty requirements. This is assuming a new build warranty will be taken out. Is this house for you personally or a private client? If it’s the latter, do they mind potentially needing sprinklers? The water pressure to the dwelling should also be checked and deemed suitable. There is quite an easy way to enclose the stair at ground floor level, which would prevent the need for sprinkles and first floor escape windows. It would involve some minor internal alterations but I can’t see them ruining the flow.
  8. How are you planning on meeting AD B as the stair is not enclosed and opens into probably the worst ‘at risk’ area in a dwelling?
  9. The door needs to provide a min. clear width of 750mm, which as per the note on Table 1.1 (Page8) achieved with an 826mm wide door. If you’re looking to have the door close or butt up to the wall, then the door will need to be made wider in order to account for the clear opening with protruding door handles, etc... But it’s still common and best practice for the door to open outwards, which gives you a little more scope for slightly narrower doors. Your internal dimensions for the space infront of the W.C. and washbasin do upon first glance appear to comply, but do not leave much room for the varying sizes of sanitary fittings available on the market. Just out of interest, is this a 2-storey dwelling?
  10. Timber frame companies will have their own in house engineers. But in instances where you will require any additional engineering, e.g. steel beams then that would need to be dealt with via an engineer. TF companies wouldn’t normally design the new foundations or floors. Assuming the floors are not timber, then they would also need to be designed by an engineer. TF companies would not get involved in any civil engineering including foul/surface water drainage so again, that would need to be designed by an engineer. You haven’t provided much, if any information on what the project is, so it may be relative. How does the engineering fee compare to your architects’ fee?
  11. The type of foundation system is not only dictated by the size of the structure.
  12. I have had a look at your LPA’s validation list and the requirement to plot neighbours’ windows is not one of those listed. If I was in your position, I’d argue that with them as it should “not” be a reason to invalidate an application. I have only had a similar requirement come up before but this was in the last 1-2wks of the formal 8 week determination period.
  13. It sure is, but the original application, which excludes the extensions granted by the S73 application.
  14. Only that a S73 is a revised application of a previous you’d have to obtain full approval first. And development within the GB can be a lot more contentious than development within the Countryside.