Making an application for Planning Permission can be reasonably straight forward provided you are able to get good advice. When contemplating a project the first step would be to determine if Planning Permission is actually necessary. For most projects such as new build, house extensions, loft extensions etc, planning is required. Are there any legal or other restrictions over the property? These may appear in your Title Deeds. Historic buildings will also have further requirements and permissions that will need to be taken into consideration. In addition to meeting planning requirements you may also have Building Regulations requirements that you will also need to be in compliance with.
Assuming that an application for Planning Permission is needed, the next step is to determine what the Local Authorities have in their overall plan for the local area and how you can tailor your requirement to hopefully fit within this. Getting a good understanding of how the application process works is important and it is also useful to get a good feel for how other people have approached similar situations. A good planning consultant should be able to help you through this process.
In some cases a Planning Application may be rejected. Keep in mind that you can always put in a Planning Appeal by modifying your application and hopefully getting it closer to meet the requirements of the planners. This can sometimes end up being a long and drawn out process. Using an experienced expert may make the process a lot quicker and a lot cheaper.
The team at Elements Built is formed from professional people familiar and experienced with the application process who can help you. We would be more than happy to speak in general terms about your requirement with you over the phone or face-to-face to help you make the right decisions before deciding on the details of your projects or applications.
If your work doesn’t require a planning application but just requires meeting Building Regulations, our team will be accompanying you through every steps of your project to ensure a safe, efficient and sustainable result, which complies with the Building Regulations.
We provide professional Planning Drawings, Extension Designs and Building Plans for Planning Applications and Building Regulations. Weather it is a full planning consultation, you want us to act as your agent or simply you need us to provide you the drawings, get in touch with us and we will be happy to help you with any aspect of your project.