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Planning made simple

Our team of planning permission experts will work with you from the outset to make sure your dream home has the perfect planning strategy


Why is our planning team a cut above the rest?

Planning Expertise

Expert planners

With half of us being former council planners, we understand the ins and outs of the planning process. Also, not to blow our own trumpet or anything, but our success rate is sky-high.

Project Management

Project, managed

You’ll have a dedicated project manager as a single point of contact who will always be available to answer any technical questions and update you at every stage along the way.

Liaise with planners

Part of the planning club

Local authority planners are a special breed. Meticulous. Precise. How do we know? Because we were them once! Our shared backgrounds stand us in really good stead when negotiating with them on your behalf.

Planning Obstacles

Solutions squad

If planners request revisions to your plans, our team will discuss all of your options with you. They may not get quite the same glory our architects do, but our planners are just as brilliant and creative.


Accreditations you can count on

Our entire planning team are members of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) and experts in their field. That’s why you can rest assured your application will be in safe hands.

Planning Polices

Planning policies covered

Planning policies differ from council to council. Luckily, our planners know every council’s requirements, so you can be sure your plans will meet all the necessary policies.

Planning Permission

Take your home from simple to stunning

Whether you’re planning a loft conversion or an extension, we can help you today with a free consultation.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Planning permission questions we’re often asked


What are the stages of the planning permission process?

First, your planner will complete all the relevant planning application forms. Next, we upload them to the Planning Portal. Once the application fee has been paid, your local authority will review it to check all the correct forms have been submitted. You’ll then receive an email to let you know your application’s been validated. At this point, your neighbours will be notified and you’ll be able to see your application online.


How long will it take for my planning application to be approved?

Good things come to those who wait, though thankfully you won’t be waiting too long. Once your application has been submitted you can expect to wait around 9 weeks for your application to be approved.


What if my planning application is refused?

As half our team are former local authority planning officers, we can spot any potential planning issues before they become actual issues, and work with you to solve them. In fact, we’re so good at that, we have one of the highest success rates of any architectural practice.


How much does planning permission cost?

This really depends on whether you apply for Permitted Development (where we’ve submitted a Lawful Development Certificate) or Planning Permission. Typically, application fees vary from £150 – £250.


Are your planning consultants accredited?

To parrot a giddy bride-to-be – yes, a thousand times yes. All of our planning consultants are members of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI). This means that they have a huge amount of experience when it comes to the relevant planning policies and understand how the planning system works in practice.

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