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  • Farm

    Development & diversification opportunities for farms & rural enterprises

    Discerning and astute landowners and owners of farms are taking a step back to reappraise land and building use. The current economic climate is challenging for all and a different approach doesn’t mean an end to farming or abandoning the work, perhaps of previous generations. Farming methods change and it’s prudent, in indeed essential, to…

  • Somerset

    New sustainable home in Somerset village

    The search for the right plot for your dream home is invariably a challenging and stressful time. Our clients’ enterprise and initiative has taken a different route and now paying dividends, having seen the potential, rather than just the existing; a rather dated home.  The large level garden gives privacy, bordered by mature trees and…

  • Conservation Area

    Viable solution for commercial building refurbishment

    Barnstaple architects PMA, has obtained planning permission, enabling their client to revitalise fine commercial buildings in Newport, Barnstaple. Finding a viable solution for a future use of buildings is the lifeline for many commercial buildings, many like these, having stood empty for years. Secondary retail locations area particularly sensitive, feeling the impact of growing out-of-town…

  • replacement dwelling

    Replacement dwelling projects in the countryside

    An increasingly route popular with both developers and those looking for a self-build project, is a replacement dwelling in the countryside; often a significant challenge but the outcomes can be exceptional. The proposition to demolish an existing building and build a modern home, is seemingly straightforward, to replace one building for another. However, there are…

  • Glass extension

    Glass is the answer to extend this lovely 1930’s house

    The owners of a lovely 1930’s house in Braunton, purchased in 2022, are now able to progress with their plans to extend and enhance. PMA have obtained planning permission to add the additional space required, using an imaginative approach using glass, with great results. Introducing contrast generates impact. The original lines are distinctive and strong,…

  • Woolacombe

    Planning Permission for fabulous café on Woolacombe beach.

    North Devon Chartered Architects Peregrine Mears Architects has achieved a significant milestone in the development of the Beachcomber Café site, which sits on the edge of Woolacombe beach. Working closely Parkin Estates, planning permission has been granted for this exciting project, supporting the vital, local tourist economy, creating a vibrant quality destination for the local…

  • Dan Huxtable CIAT Charted Architectural Technologist

    Dan Huxtable returns to the PMA architectural team.

    PMA have this week welcomed back a valued member of their team, as Dan Huxtable has rejoined the practice. Having started as an Apprentice Architectural Technician in 2016 he recalled. “Within my first few weeks at Barnstaple architects PMA it was immediately clear that I had chosen the right profession, it was all I hoped…

  • Class Q

    Class Q barn approval improved by demolition & replacement

    Sometimes a more strategic approach is required to achieve the best results not just stopping having at Class Q barn permitted development, but taking several steps to reach the final, desired outcome; this might be planned or responding to circumstances. An approval under Class Q permitted development had been achieved for the conversion of the…

  • House design

    Planning approval for a sensitive site in Barnstaple

    PMA have obtained planning permission for a lovely individual house design; a detached family home in Pill Lane, situated to the outskirts of Barnstaple, North Devon, in the parish of Bishops Tawton. The two storey house has four bedrooms, comfortable reception space and kitchen and double garage. The biggest challenge was the sensitive location, owing…