Following our stage one design services we submit a planning application for you, sometimes more than one is required or we use a pre-application service to ‘test the water’ with the planning authority. This is our stage 2 service, planning takes typically 8-10 weeks to complete and arrive at a decision. We cannot guarantee an approval but we design within planning policy and use the services of a planning consultant on some projects to refine the design and supply more detailed information to the case officer.
In some cases we are able to have a dialogue with the case officer handling the project, in many others we are finding dialogue is limited. We organise other report writing and associated information when requested by the planners and we monitor each planning application we submit to its conclusion. We have a good percentage success rate with planning and we have excellent knowledge of many London boroughs and home county council planning departments.