Planning permission

Following the initial site assessment (which can be conducted remotely to be efficient), a site survey would be carried out to gather all the existing dimensions and a photographic survey to document the existing site. Usually within 1-2 weeks, the initial drawings are prepared with options for the client to consider and can be discussed with our consultants for the best proposal. We always ensure communication with the clients liaising with them the optimised design solutions, amending drawings to the client’s feedback but making sure that they are feasible for planning application. Once everything is finalised and approved by the client, the application will be submitted to the local authority.

Before undertaking a design project we would assess the history and context of the site and its surroundings. We research the local planning authority and establish what planning applications previous neighbouring properties have proposed, either accepted or refused. We also examine whether the property is under a Conservation Area, a listed building or within a floor risk zone. These factors would affect the planning applications and additional documentation is required to supplement the proposal. However, such constraints we would guide the client appropriately.

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What do applications require?

All existing drawings of the property (floor plans, elevations, sections) All proposed drawings (floor plans, elevations, sections, site plans)
A detailed Design and Access Statement (if required) Heritage Statement, Flood Risk Assessment, Arboricultural Report etc
(we will advise if these are required for your planning applications)
Site plan and block plan, Ordnance Survey Map Application forms, Notification letters, CIL Questions

Where do we work?

North East and North Yorkshire planning permission. This includes: Redcar & Cleveland planning permission, Middlesbrough planning permission, Stockton planning permission, Darlington planning permission, Harrogate planning permission, Ripon & Northallerton planning permission, Durham planning permission, Sunderland planning permission, Gateshead planning permission, Newcastle planning permission.