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Benenden Barn becomes the first NPPF Para 80 consent in the country

On 29th July 2021 Ashford Borough Council approved our proposals for a new dwelling which required the full might of paragraph 80(e) (formerly paragraph 79) having been endorsed by the Ashford Design Review Panel. This represents Hawkes Architecture’s 23rd planning consent under this unique planning policy mechanism and is officially the first paragraph 80e consent…

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Project evolution

Lake House (Para 79) is evolving nicely as it nears completion! Inspired by simple elegant structures found at the adjacent historic railway line, this magnificent building retains strong semblance to the original sketched design.

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Coming full circle

It was an exciting journey watching Brooks Barn (Para 55) evolve from an early conceptual drawing into a fully completed building. Situated on a discreet tree-lined sloping site, this irregular shaped dwelling completed in 2020, adding significant ecological enhancement to the local surrounding area.

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Progress at the Lake House (PARA79)

We really love the way the composition forms at the Lake House (paragraph 79) respond to the landscape setting in such a variety of different ways. It’ll be an incredible place to live. And the views are just. . . wow !

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Planning Application Submitted for Rural Faversham (para 80)

We are delighted to have submitted another Paragraph 80 planning application today. This follows extensive consultation with Swale Borough Council and full endorsement by The Design Review Panel. The narrative for this project is driven by a somewhat informal walled garden that is draped onto an undulating orchard landscape tapestry.

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We Are Hiring

Hawkes Architecture is recruiting a Part 2 architectural assistant or recently qualified Part 3 to join its growing team in Kent, UK. The team specialises in the design of individual ‘para 80’ houses of exceptional quality and innovative nature of design. Our ideal candidate has a high aptitude for creative design and problem-solving. You will…

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Furrows Update

It’s always great to see projects progressing and Furrows (paragraph 55) project in North Yorkshire is no exception. I love the way this building transitions from settlement to rural landscape at the edge of this village. Bold and confident but so right for this particular setting. Post Braintree para79 isolation principle would likely render this…

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South Yorkshire Site Visit

We are all very excited after visiting this wonderful site in South Yorkshire yesterday. Lots of old farm buildings to play with as part of an organic farm masterplan that’s to be driven by robust environmental design principles.

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Coming along nicely at Lake House (para79)

Things are coming along nicely at The Lake House (paragraph79) project near Rotherfield. The curves do a wonderful job of softening the building lines and elegantly reference the railway narrative conceptual thread.

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Crossway in bloom (PPS 7)

Just take a look at the Oxeye daisies on our Crossway roof – they are late coming out this year but still looking good though.

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Camera Crew At Crossway

We’ve had great fun watching comedian and actor Greg Davies and co-star Layton Williams jumping in the lake at Crossway (PPS 7) for an 80’s themed tv show with some fantastic props including a host of Raleigh Chopper bikes (not sure about all the fake blood though) and a very cool Lotus Esprit. Greg was…

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Brooks Barn Plant Room (Para 55)

Here’s a sneak peek inside Brooks Barn (paragraph 55). A secret door hidden within the kitchen leads to an exemplary plant room. A fabric first approach combined with new technologies it means that our client’s running costs are a fraction of their previous Victorian house.

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