We submit planning applications to the local council for our more extensive home renovations. We prefer to deal only with planning applications where we are closely engaged with the total project, so that we remain intimately involved in the detail, and see the project through from start to finish.
We would work with you to create initial concepts supported by 3D perspective views to help you visualise the space. These models can be rotated, sectioned and viewed both inside and out. Our approach is to work on your requirement for the space before creating the building around it, to make sure windows, doors and internal walls are in the right positions for the furniture and fittings required. For more information on our rendered perspective images to show how they can help you with your plans, please click here.
We then submit a pre-application based on general schemes and descriptions to reveal any obvious concerns by the planning authority. The Council has rules to meet; it is better to understand potential objections early on, than to spend significant sums on detailed drawings which might then be refused. The authority’s comments are often helpful and it is important to have their officers on your side.
Equally, it is important for you to keep your neighbours informed. They may not support the plans and, indeed, might object to them formally; but accommodating any concerns early in the process will save significantly on time and cost, and maintain goodwill. Ultimately, any formal objections may be overturned, but it is vital to remain on good terms by acting reasonably throughout.
Following further refinements, we then produce formal drawings and submit these for planning consent along with supporting documents requested by the authority; such documents might include a design and access statement and clarification of drainage requirements.
Once planning approval has been received, we co-ordinate any Party Wall and Building Control submissions as we prepare to write a detailed technical specification for tender purposes and, ultimately, oversee the renovation.
Please call 07711 857670, if you’d like us to help with your home design and planning application, or you can use our contact page here.