Pre-application advice and submission service provides a thorough investigation of proposed changes to a property, and outlines available options to help to determine the best route to achieve the desired outcome. We provide professional advice and guidance right from the start, which helps to save money and time during the planning process.
This service is predominantly for developers. However, it is also useful for homeowners’ speculative proposals. Pre-applications are not published online by the councils.
We recognize that when making investment decisions, speed, and clarity of the planning process is very important. In accordance with the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), we place an emphasis on early engagement and aim to work with applications in a positive and proactive way.
We encourage pre-application discussions with applicants, agents, developers, and interested parties. The pre-application service for applications is subject to a fee. This will vary depending on the type of application and the officer’s time required.
Pre-application advice and submission
Our service includes :
- a visit and a consultation to discuss the proposal,
- an assessment of the property, surroundings, and planning history of the site and its neighboring properties,
- a review of local and national planning policy and guidance, local laws, and case law relevant to the proposal.
We submit a pre-application to the Local Planning Authority on Clients’ behalf. We negotiate and secure written feedback from the council. Then we submit a full planning application.
If you like this project and would like us to help you with yours - we will be happy to advise on time scales, costs, and details –