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Can you advise me prior to purchasing a property or land?
Yes, our clients often ask us to provide professional pre-acquisition advice. We always begin with a thorough site appraisal to evaluate all aspects of the project site in terms of planning restrictions, development opportunities, and design criteria. Our aim is for each pre-acquisition study to make the most of the opportunities that your site presents, and maximize potential with sustainability and longevity whilst minimizing client risks.
Can you guarantee Planning Permission?
Nobody can guarantee a successful outcome as these decisions rest with the planning authority. So there is no guarantee that planning permission will be given – or that it will be obtained quickly. When submitting an application, your architect must consider local authority guidelines and statutory requirements so it has the best chance of success. So be wary of anyone claiming they can guarantee planning permission.
Do you have sufficient experience to secure Planning Permission for my project?
We have proven processes in place to ensure we can gain planning permission for tricky sites and complex projects. Our unique six-step sequential model of planning system incorporates safeguards for many of the pitfalls and failings of typical planning applications. With a dedicated focus in developing a good design with our clients and seeking collaborative negotiation with planning officers, we secure planning permissions for unprecedented and quite exceptional projects.
Should I submit a Pre-Application to the council?
If your project is contentious – such as alterations to listed buildings, developments within conservation areas or new build homes in Green Belts – seeking pre-application will help you increase your chances. Following the pre-application meeting, your architects and planning consultants can develop your case further according to the planning officers’ input. By doing this, the planning officers will be more likely to offer their support when the time comes.
What is the difference between Planning Permission and Building Regulations approval?
Planning Permission covers the principles of a development by assessing whether the development will accord with local and national policies and whether it would cause unacceptable harm, for example, to neighbors’ amenities. Building Regulations cover the structural aspects and progress of development throughout construction.
Will I need Building Regulations approval?
Most building work – whether new builds, alterations, extensions, or change of use – require Building Regulations approval. Examples of when building control approval are required include but are not limited to: building extensions and loft conversions, converting garages into habitable rooms, carrying out specific structural alterations, installing cavity insulation, changing the use of a property, underpinning and carrying out drainage works.