With many years of combined planning experience in private practice and Local Government we have a wealth of knowledge at our fingertips.
Jeffrey Emmett AssRICS and Mark Turner MRTPI have the skills and expertise to handle a wide range of planning applications from householder, listed buildings and change of use through to residential and commercial development. We can offer a comprehensive planning service under one roof, including applications for lawful development certificates.
Design & Access Statement
Since August 2006, a Design and Access Statement must accompany the majority of planning applications. This document explains and illustrates the proposal in far more detail than the application form. A good understanding of the site and its surrounding is essential to producing a planning proposal with a high quality of design, which is sustainable and with good access. It is important that this Statement is succinct, written in plain English and well illustrated.
Our team has a great deal of experience in producing Design and Access Statements and several examples of these documents are illustrated in our projects section, all of which were contributory to providing a successful outcome particulary for projects that have required a high quality of presentation.
COMMUNITY INFRASTRUCTURE LEVY
Since the introduction of the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) the practice has given appropriate advice to clients who's projects have attracted a CIL liability, resulting in many cases where "self-build exemption" has been accepted by the Local Authorities concerned.
We will always put forward the best possible case to achieve Planning Permission. Of course Planning is very much an opinion based discipline and occasionally a proposal will be refused by the Council. This does not mean that we have no further options and sometimes an appeal to the Secretary of State is worth pursuing. We have the in-house expertise to put forward a comprehensive case on your behalf if necessary.