We Are established and experienced Architectural Planning Consultants Operating throughout the UK with Offices in London, Birmingham and Preston, presenting a wide range of successful Planning Applications, both Residentially and Commercially.
When we undertake a project, we like to complete a feasibility study, by assessing the history and context of the proposal and its viability. We research the local planning authority history and establish what previous planning applications to your property and neighbouring properties have been proposed, either accepted or refused.
Planning permission is granted by local planning authorities.
An application for planning permission must be made to undertake certain types of work. What is Planning Permission?
Planning Permission can be defined as the granting of consent by a local planning authority to undertake a proposed alteration, extension or other type of associated works. If you chose to carry out applicable work without Planning Permission it can lead to enforcement action being taken by the local authority. Within the planning system the type of work you are seeking to undertake, determines the type of planning application you should make.
Householder planning consent
Householder planning applications are for proposals to alter or enlarge a single house, including works within the boundary/garden of a house. It should be used for projects such as:
Garages, car ports and outbuildings Full planning consent
Full planning applications should be made for developments including building, engineering or other works, in, on, over or under land, or the making of any material change in the use of any buildings or other land excluding householder developments. As such it should be used for projects such as: Any works relating to a flat
Applications to change the number of dwellings (flat conversions, building a separate house in the garden)
Changes of use to part or all of the property to non-residential (including business) uses
Anything outside the garden of the property (including stables if in a separate paddock)
Outline planning Consent
Applications for outline planning permission seek to establish whether the scale and nature of a proposed development would be acceptable to the local planning authority, before a fully detailed proposal is put forward. This type of planning application allows fewer details about the proposal to be submitted. Once outline permission has been granted, you will need to ask for approval of the details (“reserved matters”) before work can start. These details will be the subject of a “reserved matters” application at a later stage. Other types of planning consent
Listed building consent
Planning permission for demolition in a conservation area
Removal / Variation of conditions
Good design, research and detailed planning drawings are at the heart of making an effective planning application. Before submitting an application the importance of planning is paramount, careful and professional planning and good planning drawings can significantly improve the potential for a positive outcome of an application.
We can provide planning drawings for a vast variety of proposals, with an in depth knowledge of residential planning and commercial projects, including; House Extensions, Loft conversions, Basement Extensions, and Garage Conversions along with New Build, Listed Buildings and Change of Use on a variety of buildings. Collaborating with both client and local authority, we produce your planning drawings, whilst identifying and understanding considerations associated with a proposed development.
Our team work closely with our clients, delivering both an expert and intuitive approach to their development. It is our intention to use our expertise to inform our clients and produce a service that delivers the intended design, function and value for money of both design and outcome. Although councils will attach great importance to the design and planning drawings and can refuse a development of poor design, their planning policies considerations and decisions can vary and there are many issues that need to be considered. Our vast experience in architectural design, planning and preparation of planning drawings, allows our team to articulate any findings within the development process to achieve effective results.