Obtaining planning permission is the vital element in any new development, which
can be elusive if not professionally handled.
The planning system can be complex and confusing but we have vast experience of submitting planning applications and are able to guide you through the current legislation and policies and make recommendations to help you achieve your goals and submit an application that will be looked upon favourably by planning officers.
Many applications fail by adopting a design led approach. The client tells an architect what they want, and the architect or drawing technician draws up plans that meet this request whilst at the same time imprinting their own ‘design vision’ on the project.
This process often pays little or no regard to Local Planning Policies and the result is that the application is inevitably refused. In fact, the most elaborate and expensive architectural drawings are worthless unless they are capable of being converted into planning permission.
We adopt a planning led approach to planning applications not a design led approach.
In adopting this approach to applications, we ascertain the customers overall objective first.
We then suggest ways of accomplishing these objectives within the confines of planning policies and constraints specific to the property.
Only once a planning framework is agreed with the customer is a design drawn up and
the application submitted.
By delegating the responsibility of submitting your planning application to us, you will benefit from our wide experience of the planning system and our proven ability to negotiate effectively with Local Planning Authorities.
This will improve your chances of success at the application stage and can reduce the need to continually redraft architectural drawings thereby significantly reducing costs.
By appointing us to prepare and submit your planning application, you will receive a focused personal service from a Chartered Town Planner committed to meeting your requirements both on time and on budget.