HELPING YOU SECURE PLANNING PERMISSION
At Architeam, we understand that it can be stressful and confusing to obtain the relevant planning permission for your project. However, help is at hand, our experienced planning consultants have a detailed understanding of the current planning laws and will be able to assist you throughout the planning process. The planning laws are always evolving and that's why we regularly liasie with the local authorities to ensure we have up-to-date knowledge that can be applied in your application.
With our personal service and technical knowledge, our experienced planning consultants with help you secure the planning permission you require. Contact us now to find out how we can help you make your project a reality.
WILL I NEED PLANNING PERMISSION
You will need planning permission if you were to be building something new, or making significant changes to your building such as an extension and changing the use of your building. This is usually submitted as a planning application which provides plans such as architectural drawings that show your existing property and proposed project. This application is submitted to your local authority, and we will help you apply for one of two things: planning permission or a lawful development certificate. A lawful development certificate is recommended if your project comes under your permitted development rights. These rights can vary depending on the type and size of your property. This lawful development certificate is proof to both your local authority and future buyers that your project was legal at the time of construction. If your project does not come under your permitted development rights, you are legally required to obtain planning permission, whereby your local authority will assess your proposed project. In both scenarios, we will help put together a planning package that includes: your existing drawings, proposed designs, plus information required by your plannign authority. These applications typically take 8 weeks to reach a devision and during this, our planning agents will liaise on your behalf, ensuring you have the best chance of first time approval.
Once securing planning approval, your next step will be to ensure your project is compliant with UK building regulations. These are a set of statutory requirements that all buildings must meet in order to create a safe and healthy environment. Because of the level of technical detail required, and the amount of professionals involved, it’s best to wait until you’ve received planning approval before moving onto this step.