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Md Construction & Design Ltd
Planning permission application / advice in Purfleet, RM19 1ZU
Consulting Structural Engineers And Architects
Planning permission application / advice in London, IG8 9NE
Planning permission application / advice in Croydon, CR0 4WF
Godsmark Architecture Ltd
Planning permission application / advice in London, EC1V 9LT
Savvy Sav
Planning permission application / advice in London, SW20 8QQ
Inter Urban Studios
Planning permission application / advice in London, E8 3RL
Invent Design Create Ltd
Planning permission application / advice in Reading, RG6 1LT
Ag Architecture Studio
Planning permission application / advice in High Wycombe, HP13 5EJ
Architects Studios Limited
Planning permission application / advice in Croydon, CR0 8YR
Planning permission application / advice in London, SE19 3BQ
Pm Property Management Consultant Ltd
Planning permission application / advice in Sheffield, S1 2BJ
Mjduarte Construction Limited
Planning permission application / advice in London, SE25 4NQ

Latest Planning permission application / advice Reviews

Pinnacle Uk Construction Ltd
7 Dec 2017
Pinnacle UK Construction came to our house (after previous arrangement) within 48 hrs of me putting the job on Plentific.
They thoroughly assessed the job I asked them to do and gave me a very competitive quote within 24 hrs. I accepted the quote and they came at the agreed time and completed most of the works. They came back in a timely manner to finish the snagging and I'm very pleased with the overall results. A friendly, professional team, they just got on with the work and tidied up after themselves as well as possible. On top of this the lady who's the MD is one of the nicest people ever, very pleasant, friendly and efficient, she was overseeing the works being carried out. I'd definitely use this company again and recommend them.
Consulting Structural Engineers And Architects
5 Dec 2017
Very quick, helpful professional work
27 Oct 2017
I worked with pearl a absolute Gem of an architect I am really satisfied with her work. Also she stayed
in touch throughout the whole process and was very understanding and helpful. Would use again and advise others to work with Lapunne Designs.
23 Oct 2017
Applied for approvals for alterations of a flat and got the contional approval quite successfully. Paul was quite thorough and communicted clearly. Quite a smooth journey.

Hiring a planning consultant

The world of property can be tricky to navigate, but there’s nothing worse than getting everything ready for a new home improvement project only to be blocked by your local planning authority. Acquiring planning permission is complicated, with different local authorities enforcing their own rules and guidelines, which is why many people choose to hire a planning consultant.

Finding a trustworthy planning consultant can be a difficult task, not to mention time consuming. You can save yourself time getting your home improvement project underway through Plentific. The Plentific website can instantly generate a bespoke list of tradesmen in your local area offering the services you need, and by posting a job you can have them start contacting you with quotes immediately. The Plentific dashboard lets you message and manage different tradesmen and projects from a single convenient location, and you can even pay your tradesmen through the Plentific wallet. Best of all, each and every job booked via Plentific will be covered by the Plentific Guarantee. With tradesmen from all over the UK, Plentific is ready to help you find your ideal hire, whatever your job may be.

What does a planning consultant do?

A planning consultant knows the ins and outs of a local planning authority’s rules and guidelines, and can help a homeowner ensure that they can get planning permission for their project. There are always complications when applying for planning permission, especially in cities where space is short or with listed buildings whose character must be maintained. A planning consultant can help you by advising you closely on your planning application and helping you navigate the rules of your local authority. They make take an active or advisory role in your planning phase, and will help you attain permission for your project without wasting money.

What makes a planning consultant valuable is their local knowledge. In addition to local planning policy, they will often have intricate knowledge of the local area and will have a standing relationship with local community and stakeholder groups. For example, if a community was against a project, a consultant might prepare a case to show them that the proposed work would not affect them or their own properties. They are also likely to know of projects similar to yours that have been completed in the area and what had to be done to get them approved. However, they will also be used to undertaking specialist research tasks if necessary. It it comes to it, they can also represent you during any public enquiries into your project.

How much does it cost to hire a planning consultant?

The cost of hiring a planning consultant will usually be around £2,000 for a standard application, though this will depend on the experience and rank of your chosen Pro. A price will usually be agreed beforehand based on an hourly rate. More complicated projects, or those that require consistent dialogue with a local planning authority over a long period of time, will incur a higher charge. Remember, planning consultants are usually only brought in for larger or more complicated projects. For more standard jobs, a builder or architect will usually be able to provide all the advice you need.

Remember, the real cost can come from not hiring a planning consultant. If you are refused planning permission at a point where you have already hired tradesmen and sourced materials you will find yourself making a painful loss. Plus, a planning consultant can help you avoid having to make costly revisions down the line if you speak to one early on.

What to consider when hiring a planning consultant

When looking for a planning consultant there are a few crucial things to look out for. Most importantly, all accredited planning consultants must be registered with the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI). Any members will need to have a degree or postgraduate qualification approved by the RTPI and will have years of experience in spatial planning. They may also belong to the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

However, local knowledge is important as well; when screening candidates, ask them about the most common difficulties faced when dealing with your local planning authority, and how they have been able to get around these barriers in the past. The RTPI itself has a database of local planning consultants which you can make use of.

Take the time to compare your candidates carefully. They should have reviews from satisfied clientele, as well as examples of previously completed work. Your final choice should also have active Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII), in case their advice or recommendations result in any costly mistakes.

Latest Planning permission application / advice Jobs Posted

Sean R.
convert a triple garage into a 2 bedroom chalet house only looking for someone that can do the drawings liaise with council from start to finish
Chin T.
change of use from office to residential
Tina C.
I need help with ascertaining the status of a planning application for extending a kitchen, building a new bathroom
and opening up a fireplace in a ground floor purpose built maisonette, which I own and for which I have a leasehold. I attach plans for the kitchen extension.
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