Planning applications form an intrinsic part of the building development process – in most cases, without the necessary planning consent, buildings cannot be constructed.

Some building development can take place under ‘Permitted Development Rights’, however, this needs to be carefully checked with the relevant Local Planning Authority (LPA) and confirmed by them in writing.

We have an excellent record of successful planning applications and can advise you on the planning process. We regularly make pre-application submissions in order to establish ‘common ground’ with LPAs before the formal application is made. This approach normally leads to a positive outcome for our Clients, reducing the risk of abortive work and costs.

In addition, we regularly undertake Listed Building Applications for works affecting historic buildings on the Historic England register. This may also involve works within Conservation Areas and AONBs. Separate applications are required for works within our National Parks or within the site of an Ancient Scheduled Monument.

Depending on the particular constraints that may affect an application site, we will manage and coordinate the input of other specialists, e.g. ecologist, arboriculturist, archaeologist, drainage engineer, traffic engineer, etc.

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For a free initial discussion about your project, please contact us – we would be delighted to hear from you.

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