Planning applications have a ‘straightforward’ journey to approval. So they say….
For times where the path isn’t straightforward or even when it is, we like to help you to get there with the least amount of hassle, frustration, confusion etc etc etc.
Before you start on this journey, we wanted you to have a bit more background information about the planning process and how we can help.
Step 1 – Get professional plans drawn and your application completed, highlighting the positive aspects of your application. – We can help you prepare it and submit for you.
Step 2 – Once the application is submitted, the planning authority will publicise your application locally, and will notify immediate neighbours/businesses. – We can keep you in touch with developments in the application process and liaise directly with the planning team to answer any questions.
Step 3 – The public has a few weeks to comment on the application, to object or support it.- We monitor all public comments and gather additional information from the other consultees.
Step 4 – A decision is made on the application, usually within eight weeks of being submitted, on occasion it may be considered by the full planning committee on the recommendations of the planning officers. – We can attend the committee meeting with you or on your behalf, and present to the committee to answer questions.
Step 5 – Success, most planning applications are approved without issue, but if an application is refused it is important you get the right support and advice to see what your options are. If you wish to go to an appeal – We can be right by your side to provide additional information, and policy advice to get the best outcome from the Planning Inspectorate.
We can also provide our services from the other side, if you have concerns about a proposed planning application affecting you or your business?
We can help you to put across your objections in a concise way – don’t delay in getting involved.
If planning permission has already been granted, you have no right to appeal against the granting of permission, so don’t leave it too late.
We hope this helps you understand the process and how our involvement can make the process easier, positive and achieve the right result.
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