Planning Application

Planning system minefield, don’t enter it without the experts

The UK planning system is one of the most complicated in the world and can be a minefield of confusing terms and processes. Here at Highscapes Design we cut through the red tape with simplicity and clarity.  To ensure the best chance of achieving planning consent, it is vital that you have a good knowledge of the planning system and have experience of working with the local planning authority you are submitting to. This is something we pride ourselves on.  We have great working relationships with all of the local planning authorities in Devon and Cornwall and have a proven success record. We can advise on the best route to achieve planning permission. Unlike many planning consultants we have the skills and knowledge in house to produce all the plans and reports required for even the most complicated of applications. We can help you submit a pre-application, as well as obtain outline and full planning consent.

Highscapes Design and Planning have an unbroken record of 100% planning success for 2014. Ranging from small domestic extensions, basements, balconies and loft conversions, to large office conversions and mixed use developments.

Most applications as a minimum will require (more information can be found here):

Location Plan – A plan showing the context of the application.
Site Plan – A plan showing the proposed development in relation to the site boundaries and other existing features on the site with dimensions.
Existing Plans and Sections – A set of existing floor plans and section elevations of the site.
Proposed Plans and Sections – A set of proposed floor plans and section elevations showing the proposed development.
Design and Access Statement – Not always required by the Local Planning Authority but we prefer to submit one as it becomes the design summary and brief for the development. A design and access statement is a short report accompanying and supporting a planning application to illustrate the process that has led to the development proposal, and to explain the proposal in a structured way.

This is just a brief insight into what a basic application would involve.  The more planning constraints that a site has the more detailed the planning application will become.  If you would like to find out what the planning constraints of your next development might be, then please do not hesitate to contact us.  We would be happy to start the proccess with a short feasability report.  If you already have full planning permission but need help with building control then please click here.