Obtaining planning permission is a key element of making changes to a building or site. Proceeding without proper advice can often be expensive, stressful, and time consuming and so, unless your project is very simple, it makes sense to seek the help of an architect before you start.
An application is not always necessary and the General Permitted Development Order is a complex legal document which provides the framework for what is possible without planning consent. Our understanding of this framework is second to none and we will always seek the simplest and least bureaucratic route for you.
If an application is a requirement, the Practice is committed to providing clients with clear, accurate and honest advice on what will be considered acceptable by a planning department at the outset. We have established excellent working relationships with many of the surrounding Local Authorities and have clear lines of communication open with the relevant officers.
For further information regarding planning, please refer to our guide to the process that your project will take from inception to completion.