The likelihood of successfully obtaining planning permission for your proposed development will depend significantly on the quality and amount of time you spend preparing your application. To assist with you, we have compiled 5 top tips that we feel are key in gaining a grant of planning permission.
Research Planning Policies – To produce an effective planning submission it is important to research the relevant planning policies that are going to directly affect your proposed development. Local Planning Authorities (LPA’s) have multiple policies in their development plan and it is important to determine which ones will influence the outcome of your application.
With any proposal, big or small, certain issues need to be considered. As planning solicitors, we shall undertake all the policy research for you and will determine what planning considerations will directly affect your proposal. We will then use our expertise to write an effective planning statement which appraises the relevant development policies and will be used to support your planning application.
Technical Evidence – Depending on the application, examples of required technical evidence can include flood risk assessments, transport assessment’s and lighting assessments. Our team can assist you with obtaining the necessary specialist reports to support your planning application.
Hiring a Planning Solicitor – Many people make the decision not to hire a planning solicitor as they believe that they will save time and money. In fact, hiring a professional, such as the Planning Helpline, who have extensive experience in the planning process and have dealt with applications for development of all scales, will be a worthwhile investment which in the long run will saves you time and money.
Response to Consultation – Once you have submitted a planning application your LPA will undertake a period of consultation where views on the proposed development can be expressed by neighbours and statutory consultees. The formal consultation period will normally last 21 days, and the LPA will seek to identify and consult several different groups. An important aspect will be to address the consultee comments, here at the Planning Helpline we can do this for you.
Preparation – The planning process is not a simple one our general advice when it comes to the process is to be patient and prepared, it can take weeks to get a decision and that is if no alterations are needed. To get the most out of your application let us do the work for you, contact us today for a FREE no obligation consultation.
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