First things first! Allow plenty of time for planning permission approval.
Planning applications are not decided in a couple of weeks and if you have complex plans you have to be aware that the deadline may need to be extended.
What can you do to minimise delays
- Research your local council’s timeframes and their performance figures to be sure how your council process works within the statutory timeframes to get an idea of how much time you will need to allow.
- Make sure your application is correctly completed with all the necessary supporting information, this is something we are happy to advise you on.
- Be vigilant – you may receive actions to respond to, to help further your application, the quicker you respond the better, as it will help your application to continue moving.
- Be realistic about possible delays, if your builder or contractors are ready to start work on the day of your application decision, maybe build in some time for possible application delays, you don’t want to lose your good builder!
Avoid changing plans after work has started, unless the Council specifically ask you to.
Before you submit your application make sure you pull together all of your information and get your advice ready in support of your application. Getting professional advice and support at this stage could be a vital step to ensuring a smooth application process.
Of course, sometimes, things do go awry and changes will need to be considered, just make sure you speak directly with your planning department as quickly as possible or engage a professional planning consultant to advise you at every stage.
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