Postcodes: TW14, TW15, TW18, TW16
A historic region, Spelthorne is a former district of Middlesex and appears in the Domesday Book of 1086.The borough as we know it today was formed in 1974, with the merging of Staines-Upon-Thames and Sunbury-on-Thames Urban Districts.
Get Planning and Architecture has overseen a number of successful projects in the borough of Spelthorne. Our team of experts have worked on a wide range of projects here, and are familiar with the Local Planning Authority.
Spelthorne Planning & Conservation Areas
Conservation areas are sites of historical or architectural importance. Building and redevelopment can be a more complex process due to more planning regulations and constraints applying within such areas. However our highly trained staff have the expertise to address more challenging planning and design issues. We achieve the aims of our clients both on an aesthetic and functional level whilst adhering to regulations set out by the local planning authority.
Spelthorne conservation areas:
Laleham Staines, Lower Halliford, Stanwell, Lower Sunbury, Upper Halliford, Shepperton, Manygate Lane Estate
Planning in Spelthorne
According to the most recent census, the population of Spelthorne is around 95,600, whilst the number of households is approximately 39,500. These rose by 5.9% and 2.9% from ten years before. With the rise in population and number of households, plus the current shortage of housing within the South East, there is a growing demand for new builds and extensions in boroughs such as Spelthorne. Commercial and leisure facilities are also in increasing demand. Get Planning and Architecture is able to assist with these projects and can guide you expertly through the process.
The main areas of Spelthorne are: Ashford, Charlton, Kempton, Laleham, Littleton, Shepperton, Staines-upon-Thames, Stanwell, Stanwell Moor, Sunbury-on-Thames and Upper Halliford.
Spelthorne Planning Applications & Appeals
At Get Planning and Architecture our architects and planning team stay up to date with building and development news in the UK. This is so that our planners and architects have an understanding of the needs of both the location and those that reside there.
A decision was going to be made regarding the transformation of the disused telephone exchange building in Staines. Woodhall properties submitted a planning application in Autumn 2014 for the exchange building on Elmsleigh Rd to be converted into 140 flats, and for a new Hotel to be constructed on the site. The plans are controversial, with some arguing that the buildings will be overbearing.
In other news, earlier in 2014, a controversial five-storey hotel was approved at the ‘gateway to Staines’. The development includes 132 bedrooms and is intended to bring a positive contribution to the local economy, as well as a landmark for those entering Staines. However, some are concerned that it will bring about parking issues for local residents, whilst others are disappointed that the site was not being used to provide more housing for the area.
Spelthorne Contact Information
Spelthorne – Local Planning Authority
Spelthorne Borough Council
Staines-upon-Thames TW18 1XB
For more information, visit www.spelthorne.gov.uk