Do I Need Planning Permission?
The Town and Country Planning Act is the primary legislation that governs planning law in the UK. You will almost always need planning permission if you want to :
- Build something new
- Make a major change to your building, such as building an extension
- Change the use of your building
Planning applications have to be determined in accordance with national and local development plans. Environmental considerations can be material in determining planning applications, and they are also relevant to the preparation of development plans. Environmental regulators have powers to engage in the planning application process as a statutory consultee in respect of certain types of development. Having planning consultants that can also provide the necessary environmental advice can streamline your planning application process significantly.
Why Seek Consultancy Support?
Development planning can often be challenging and can generate significant interest from affected communities. If you’re setting up a new development, or seeking to change the operations of an existing one, it helps to get advice from industry experts on how to approach the planning system. Effective management of this approach is fundamental to the success of many development projects.
Planning Consultancy Services
Our comprehensive planning service brings together a range of disciplines to manage the difficult technical and political issues often associated with obtaining planning permission, including:
Site & Planning Policy Appraisals
Technical Analysis of Planning Issues
Development Planning Applications & appeals
Development Planning Evidence
For public inquiries and legal cases
Preparation of Planning Policy Statements
And design and access statements
Preparation of Technical Development Surveys & Assessments
Managing Stakeholder Relations, Exhibitions & Public Consultations
How We Make It Possible
Together, our planning consultants advise and guide clients through the various, and often complex, aspects of the planning process.
Benefits of Planning
Technical Experienced Advice
Maximise Development Potential
Minimise Development Timescales
Check out some of our recent projects to learn more about our diverse experience.
WRM managed the planning application process in line with our expectations, dealing with the Local Authority planning department as well as sub-contractors on our behalf. They kept us informed throughout the entire process and ultimately acquired planning approval for our requirements.
WRM have exceeded our expectations with their technical knowledge and dedicated team of professional consultants. They kept us informed throughout the entire process, which was very valuable to us.