Rodić Davidson Architects

A hidden door in Venezia
31.12.13

VENEZIA

Latest from site in Southwark
28.12.13

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Its only a shed….(but its a nice one)
22.12.13

Rodic Davidson Architects Cambridge Workshop

Camden to Venice (Little): Our Christmas Party
20.12.13

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Basement under garden of Listed Villa in Holland Park
09.12.13

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Student visit to our offices
27.11.13

Ben Davidson, Keith Clarke and William Adams with students

Let demolition commence!
05.11.13

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Construction underway for apartment block in Southwark
01.11.13

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Basements: the proposed changes in Westminster
15.10.13

Rodic Davidson Architects work on many projects involving the creation of a new basement whether this be single storey, two stories or on occasion, three stories deep. We currently have a number of projects in Westminster, RBKC and Camden which incorporate a new basement, with each Local Authority taking a different planning policy approach. Notably, Westminster differs from RBKC in that it is still possible to achieve consent for basement development underneath the footprint of a listed building. The RBKC Subterranean Development SPD adopted in 2009, removed the right of homeowners to build a basement under the footprint of a listed building (but still allowed basement development in the garden of a listed building, subject to strict criteria). Indeed, and unlike RBKC, Westminster have not, to date, adopted a specific basement policy. This position is changing and Westminster is now reviewing its policies regarding residential basements. In early 2013, Westminster…

Change of Use from Office to Residential – Exempt Areas
09.05.13

Change of Use Exemption Map – London CAZ – Rodic Davidson Architects

New HMO accommodation in Kensington
24.04.13

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A new house on the shingle in Dungeness
17.04.13

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RBKC basement consultation commences
21.03.13

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea is proposing stricter planning rules for basement extensions. The proposed changes were put to public consultation today. RBKC press release, titled 'council calls time on iceberg houses' is available here. Three significant proposals are: 1. An outright ban on basements under, or in the gardens of, listed buildings. 2. A restriction to single storey (the exception only being for large, comprehensive developments). 3. A reduction in the extent that basements can extend into the garden (a reduction from 85% to 50%). The consultation paper also confirms that RBKC is considering introducing ‘Article 4 Directions’ to restrict permitted development rights that currently allow basement development without express planning permission from the Council. This would mean a number of basement schemes requiring planning permission that are currently exempt. The consultation document is available for download here.

Olive Tree craned onto roof
27.02.13

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Garden studio nears completion
24.01.13

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