Whether dealing with a basic house extension or a comprehensive development scheme, we can assist clients in obtaining the planning approvals necessary before building can commence.
Wide experience of Local Authority procedures and the District’s Planning offices, together with a working knowledge of planning committees in the local area, leave us well placed to handle planning applications on our clients’ behalf.
An initial meeting to establish the client’s planning ambitions and discuss what is likely to be acceptable, is followed by preparation of plans. Applications for modest schemes are drawn up in-house, prepared and presented in a manner which we know, from years of experience, is most likely to find favour with planning officers and committees. For more ambitious projects we prefer to draw on a range of skills, often assembling a team of specialists – highway engineers, town planners, architects – that we believe suit the demands of a particular scheme.
With plans agreed by the client and submitted, the application is followed through all stages to planning approval. When necessary, and if there is good chance of reversing a decision, we will also represent a client at a planning appeal.