What is Planning Advice?
Many of our surveyors can advise on planning matters and prepare and submit the necessary documentation. Services extend from preliminary advice regarding planning matters to the presentation of planning appeals at public hearings.
Typically, our surveyors can:
- Provide advice on planning matters.
- Agree with the client an appropriate planning strategy.
- Submit a planning application for the required works. This may be as simple as an application for a change of use of the premises or a more significant new-build residential scheme.
They will endeavour to identify any additional reports or supporting information required. For example, an arboricultural or highways report may be necessary.
Where planning applications have been refused, surveyors can provide an assessment of the merits and weaknesses of the original application and suggest alterations and design changes to permit the submission of an amended application.
Alternatively, where the scheme is appropriate, they can prepare and present a planning appeal. It might also be possible to prepare and apply for conservation area and listed building consents, as well as undertaking assessments and producing reports on the historic fabric and building characteristics to support or object to particular planning and listed building applications.
Of course, what can be offered will differ from practice to practice so, particularly in this event, we strongly suggest that you use the Property Surveying network to find your nearest Independent Chartered Surveyor and discuss the details with him or her.