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Do I need Planning Permission?

The carrying out of building, engineering, mining and other operations or the making of a material change in the use of any building or other land will constitute ’development’ for the purposes of the Town & Country Planning Act 1990 and will normally require planning permission. However, certain limited forms of development may be carried [...]

2016-06-21T10:49:22+00:00May 23rd, 2016|Comments Off on Do I need Planning Permission?

What are my chances of success?

Your chances of success in securing planning permission at the planning application stage or at appeal will depend on many factors including the planning policy background, any relevant planning history relating to the site and its surrounding, the impact the development may have on its site and setting, and whether the proposal has regard for [...]

2016-05-23T10:56:01+00:00May 23rd, 2016|Comments Off on What are my chances of success?

How much will it cost?

We tailor our services to your particular needs. We understand how important it is for our Clients to keep the ‘front-end’ costs of their development proposals to a minimum whilst ensuring that you get sound professional planning advice. Therefore, where possible, we will seek to agree competitive fixed fee arrangements with our Clients with fees [...]

2016-05-23T10:57:29+00:00May 23rd, 2016|Comments Off on How much will it cost?

How long will it take?

We know how important it is for our Clients to know how long it will take for their application or appeal to be prepared and determined by the local planning authority or Inspector. This information can be crucial if the Client is seeking to secure a contract on a particular site or in the planning [...]

2016-05-23T10:58:23+00:00May 23rd, 2016|Comments Off on How long will it take?

How do I keep my planning permission ‘live’?

A material commencement of the approved development will keep the planning permission ‘live’ provide that you have first complied with any pre-commencement conditions that may apply to the planning permission (e.g. the need to seek prior written approval of the materials to be used, or the details of landscaping works and or tree protection measures, [...]

2017-04-25T10:26:27+00:00May 23rd, 2016|Comments Off on How do I keep my planning permission ‘live’?

What constitutes a material commencement of development?

A ‘material commencement’ may be deemed to have been carried out by any building operations which may include: Demolition of buildings* Rebuilding Structural alterations of or additions to buildings Other operations normally undertaken by a person carrying on business as a builder (*Prior notification will be required to be given to the Local Authority prior [...]

2017-04-25T10:26:27+00:00May 23rd, 2016|Comments Off on What constitutes a material commencement of development?
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