A selection of our latest press releases are listed below. Please click on the relevant link to find out more.

Feasibility study for a proposed Scottish Borders National Park

The Campaign for a Scottish Borders National Park has commissioned an independent evaluation to objectively assess the desirability and feasibility of designating a National Park in the Scottish Borders. 

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Steven Abbott Associates are retained by Booths again

E.H. Booth & Co Ltd (Booths) have renewed their engagement of Steven Abbott Associates LLP (SAA) again as retained planning consultants.

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Agricultural Building Allowed on Appeal in West Lancashire Green Belt

Steven Abbott Associates LLP has won an interesting appeal in relation to a scheme for the erection of a specialist agricultural building in West Lancashire.

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Barn conversion allowed on appeal in Lancaster

Steven Abbott Associates LLP has won an appeal which secures the change of use of a field barn into a single dwelling house in Yealand Conyers, Lancaster.

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Royal Barn opens for business in Kirkby Lonsdale

The Royal Barn, which is operated by Kirkby Lonsdale Brewery Company Ltd, has now opened. Located in the centre of Kirkby Lonsdale, the Royal Barn features a micro-brewery, visitor centre and bar.

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Steven Abbott Associates LLP secure the retention of holiday accommodation in Lake District National Park

Steven Abbott Associates LLP has won an appeal which secures the retention of a yurt and cabin in the grounds of Broughton House which is a Listed Building near Cartmel in the Lake District National Park.

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Infill dwelling permitted in Green Belt village

Steven Abbott Associates LLP has won an appeal for the erection of a new residential dwelling in an area of Coppull which lies within the Chorley Green Belt.

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Steven Abbott Associates LLP Appoints Planning and Development Graduate

Steven Abbott Associates LLP have appointed Bryanni Cartledge to a new role of Planning and Development Graduate. Bryanni joined the practice in October 2016 after graduating with BSc Geography (Hons) from Lancaster University.

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The Peacock at Barlow

Steven Abbott Associates LLP are proud to announce that various planning permissions have been granted for substantial alterations & extensions at this lovely village pub plus a new microbrewery.

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Judgment handed down on major trial involving Steven Abbott as an expert witness

A Judgment was made recently on a major trial at Oxford County Court in which Steven Abbott Associates LLP Partner Steven Abbott gave evidence as an expert witness having been instructed by Pannone Corporate of Manchester.

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Steven Abbott Associates LLP receives commendation from the Civic Trust

The Civic Trust recently awarded Booths a commendation for their food store in the Lancashire town of Barrowford.

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Exceptional design house in Green Belt permission

Steven Abbott Associates LLP has provided planning advice to SDA Architecture in connection with proposals for an exceptional and innovative house within the Green Belt at Samlesbury, South Ribble.

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Appeal success for replacement dwelling in the Green Belt

Steven Abbott Associates LLP has recently secured planning permission on appeal for a replacement dwelling in the Green Belt at Mount Pleasant Farm, Birtle.

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Micro-Brewery, Visitor Centre, Bar & Café in the Conservation Area of an historic Market Town

Steven Abbott Associates LLP has recently secured planning permission, on appeal, on behalf of the Kirkby Lonsdale Brewery Company Ltd. for the change of use a former auction room located within the Conservation Area of Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria to a Micro-Brewery, Visitor Centre, Bar & Café.

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Booths renew retention of Steven Abbott Associates as their planning consultants

Steven Abbott Associates LLP is pleased to announce that E.H.Booth & Co Ltd (Booths) have renewed their retention of the planning consultancy.

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Brian Barden retires after 47 years in Cumbrian planning

Planning consultant, Brian Barden, retired this week after being involved in planning within Cumbria for 47 years.

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New hotel and restaurant improvements in the Conservation Area

Steven Abbott Associates LLP has recently secured various listed building consents and planning permissions for top chef Paul Ainsworth concerning two premises in Padstow’s historic conservation area in North Cornwall

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Outline Planning Permission Secured in Whittle-le-Woods

Steven Abbott Associates have secured outline planning permission for up to 32 dwellings on a greenfield site at Moss Lane, Whittle-le-Woods for clients the Talbot Estate.

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Contemporary extension approved in Padstow Conservation Area

Steven Abbott Associates have recently advised the Directors of Rojano’s (Padstow) Limited the owners of Rojano’s In The Square, a famous Italian restaurant in Padstow Conservation Area.

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Booths win RTPI NW Special Award

Steven Abbott Associates is delighted to report that E.H.Booth & Co Ltd (Booths) have received a Planning Achievement Award for ‘their consistent and long term positive approach to the planning process’

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Ribble Valley approves Standen (Clitheroe extension) plans

At the meeting of the Planning Committee last night Ribble Valley BC resolved that planning permission can be granted by its officers to the Trustees of the Standen Estate for their outline planning application subject to a referral to the Secretary of State, the completion of a legal agreement and conditions.

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Pub Conversion wins Design Awards

The conversion of the former Old Dog public house in Up Holland has won two West Lancashire Design Awards. The development won the ‘Residential’ and ‘Renovation/Conversion’ categories.

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Scheme for the Regeneration of East Quarry Approved

Steven Abbott Associates LLP, acting as professional planning advisor and agent, has secured outline planning permission on behalf of Mainsprint Ltd for a residential-led mixed use scheme on a former quarry site, East Quarry, in Appley Bridge, West Lancashire.

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Successful Appeal for South Lakeland Housing Scheme

Steven Abbott Associates LLP has been successful in securing outline planning permission for a development of 148 dwellings on behalf of Oakmere Homes.

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Steven Abbott Associates LLP Secure Planning Permission for Indoor Skating Facility

Steven Abbott Associates LLP, acting as professional planning advisor and agent, has recently secured planning permission on behalf of Beast Rampz for an indoor skate park in Ardwick, Manchester.

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Steven Abbott Associates LLP continue to be retained by Booths

North West based supermarket operator, E.H.Booth & Co Ltd (Booths) have renewed their arrangements with Steven Abbott Associates LLP to be their retained planning consultants.

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Steven Abbott Associates LLP adds to Kendal team

Steven Abbott Associates LLP is delighted to announce the appointment of Andrew Tait to join its planning team in Kendal as an Associate.

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Steven Abbott Associates LLP Helps Secure Redevelopment of the Teanlowe Centre, Poulton-le-Fylde

North West based planning consultancy, Steven Abbott Associates LLP has secured planning permission for the refurbishment, part demolition and construction of a new supermarket at The Teanlowe Centre in Poulton-le-Fylde.

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Steven Abbott Associates LLP helps English Lakes Hotels secure permission for a £4 million World Class Convention Centre at the Low Wood Bay Resort Hotel on the shore of Windermere

North West based planning consultancy, Steven Abbott Associates LLP, acting as agents for English Lakes Hotels, has secured planning permission for a new 600 capacity Convention Centre on the shore of Windermere at the Low Wood Bay Hotel.

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