Planning Permission Consultants
By combining the work of architects, structural engineers and builders we can offer a fully comprehensive planning permission consultancy for environmental, commercial and residential planning applications across the country and can manage all aspects of the planning and construction process.Get In Touch
FREE initial planning advice - As part of our push to increase awareness and improve understanding of planning permission and the overall planning process, we are offering free initial planning advice. Simply complete the form on our contact page or call us for an informal, no obligation chat.
Background research - Background research into the history of the proposed site (e.g. identification of listed buildings)
Full service planning drawings - Detailed planning drawings, including an Environmental Impact Assessment (with considerations to things such as flood risks and impacts to local wildlife), a design and access statement and a structural engineer's reports (if required)
30 years experience - Hundreds of successful planning applications and over 30 years experience
Why Planning Permission Consultancy Is So Important
Planning permission consultancy is an essential part of any construction project when building something new, making a major change to a building or changing the use of your building. This process, however, is not always straightforward and unforeseeable problems can easily arise and in densely populated urban areas, like Nottingham, planning permission is particularly important.
"If your project needs planning permission and you do the work without getting it, you can be served an 'enforcement notice' ordering you to undo all the changes you have made"
Regulations - Careful consideration of the relevant regulations is essential before any construction work can begin. There are a number of regulations regarding sizes, designs and materials that you must adhere to. For example, a residential extension will require planning permission if it extends beyond the rear wall of the original house by more than 6 meters if an attached house or by 8 meters if detached (as of 30th May 2019). Also, if a residential extension is higher than 4 meters or the highest part of the roof of the original house, it will need planning permission. The materials used for an extension must also be similar in appearance to the existing house, especially for listed buildings or homes within a conservation area.
"It's important to bring a consultant on at the beginning of the process, since if a plan is refused permission the first time around its chances of success later on are greatly diminished. Some people choose to rely on their architects to manage the application process. However, you should not assume that your architect will be able to navigate planning permission in complex cases"
Our Planning Permission and Environmental Consulting Services
Never failed to receive planning permission - By utilising our in-depth understanding of UK planning law, our years of experience and never having failed to receive planning permission we can are confident in our ability to overcome the common issues that arise throughout the planning applications process. We provide solutions that optimise the use of space and increase chances of a successful planning application along with highly detailed designs and planning drawings that suit your needs (including Computer Aided Designs that allow you to visualise your ideas) and meet the requirements of the local planning authority.
Environmental - Environmental concerns are becoming a more important part of the construction industry with regards to planning permission, due to more stringent environmental regulations and growing public interest. Contaminated land investigations and flood risk assessments, for example, are often required by local authorities when you apply for planning permission or as part of building regulations. Environmental issues make up an increasingly large portion of our planning applications and by combining our planning permission consultancy services with analysis by our environmental scientists, we provide local authorities with everything they need and more.
1. Contact us for an informal discussion about your requirements
2. If your requirements are more complex a more formal consultation may be necessary
3. Following initial consultation we can provide an outline proposal detailing how we can help and the costs involved
4. If you're simply looking for more information about our planning permission consultancy services or our company then complete the form on our contact page and we will endeavour to respond to your enquiry in a timely manner
Meet Our Planning Permission Consultants
Richard - Through over 30 years in the construction industry, Richard has extensive experience in the successful approval of hundreds of planning applications and has never failed to obtain planning permission for a project. Richard also has years of experience in project management and building surveying making him an invaluable asset to any construction or environmental project.
Partners - Our vetted, professional and qualified partners, based in Nottingham and the Midlands, allow us to combine the work of architects, structural engineers and builders to provide a thorough consultancy encompassing all aspects of a construction project with complete understanding of how these parts work together. Our partners also include construction companies with decades of experience dealing with planning authorities and successfully obtaining planning permission for hundreds of jobs, meaning we can carry out the construction of your project too.
Louis BSc (Hons) - Following his studies on Environmental Science at the University of Nottingham, Louis now oversees the vast majority of our geotechnical consulting and geoenvironmental analysis projects. His knowledge of environmental regulations and experience carrying out site investigations allow us to ensure that all our planning applications will cover the necessary environmental issues.