Friday 16th November, 2018

How the Community Infrastructure Levy affects new building projects

How the Community Infrastructure Levy affects new building projects

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a planning charge which was introduced as a tool for local authorities in England and Wales to help deliver infrastructure to support the development of their area. Although it came into force on 6 April 2010 not all councils have so far introduced the levy. However, Cornwall Council will begin charging the levy from 1st January 2019. It is therefore now vital for landowners and developers in Cornwall to have an understanding of how this new system works.

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Thursday 11th October, 2018

CAD Architects go BIM!

CAD Architects go BIM!

Following a recent trip to Plymouth to attend Graitec’s BIM (Building Information Modelling) Level 2 compliance training seminar, CAD Architects hold their latest BIM Working Group meeting to discuss the opportunities and advantages of using Revit in our projects and collaborating with others using BIM.

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Tuesday 2nd October, 2018

Reflecting on five amazing years

This month it will be five years since CAD Architects made the move to our current offices in Lemon Street, Truro. It’s fair to say that we’ve never looked back! This has been a period of rapid growth for our business and, during that time, we have had the privilege of working on some fantastic projects for great clients.

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Monday 17th September, 2018

PLANNING PERMISSION: Flushing Sailing Club

PLANNING PERMISSION: Flushing Sailing Club

We are thrilled to share that we have recently received planning permission for the redevelopment of Flushing Sailing Club’s Clubhouse. Since 2015, we have been working closely with the club to ascertain their aspirations and hopes for the clubhouse and work out exactly what they need to best serve their members as well as designing a building which is sensitive to the local area of Flushing.

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Monday 3rd September, 2018

Providing the new housing that our communities need

Providing the new housing that our communities need

Most people would agree that, for our local communities to continue to grow and thrive, we need a steady supply of appropriate new housing. Chronic under-supply in past years in Cornwall has led to house prices being distorted leaving many local families priced out of the market. New housing is also needed to support local economic growth and new jobs. When the development of new housing stagnates, this can have a serious impact socially and on wider economic activity in the local area.

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