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Once you become a Bromley and Gaines client you never need to worry about planning permission again as we can take care of the entire process for you. This will certainly make life a lot easier for you, especially as the rigmarole of applying for planning permission can be a bit tricky for those unfamiliar with the procedures.
It is important to remember however, that most kinds of building work cannot be commenced without the approval of your local authority. Planning permission, nevertheless, is a requirement that is in place to protect you as well as those that live nearby as neighbours.
All we ask by way of involvement is for you to check the details outlined on the planning application when necessary and add your signature to the official forms. Apart from that, we will do the rest on your behalf as part of the service we provide.
Applying for planning permission
Of course, if you would prefer to apply for planning permission yourself, there is nothing to stop you. However, prior to proceeding, please be warned, by choosing the ‘do-it-yourself route’ can run the risk of making mistakes that could delay the process – or at worst – result in your planning permission being refused. Should you still prefer to deal with the application yourself, below are a few points of information that may prove helpful.
Before drawing up an application, your Local Planning Authority (LPA) will probably suggest a site visit by their planning officer to discuss your proposal. Be aware that some local authorities do charge for this service.
The website – The Planning Portal – offers useful advice on how to make your application and also provides the facility to submit an online application.
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The advantages of this are:
The planning officer will expect you to provide a complete outline of your project and, if possible, show any plans you may have.
The meeting with the planning officer is useful as it will allow you to ascertain:
Whether your application has a likelihood of being approved and whether you need to investigate possible issues to access & services that may arise from your plan.
Planning permission or development approval refers to the official approval required for any project, construction or renovation, in some countries. It usually comes in the form of a planning permit.
Planning is an important aspect of a project since the approval is required from local authorities before the start of work can commence. Planning permission will vary depending on the project, so it’s worth getting informed about the process as it will help you avoid problems that could be encountered while going through the legal process. Planning is also important to ensure that the plan for the development meets all the building regulations as well as local laws and regulations.
The process of planning and approval is divided into several stages. Stage I includes the identification of the proposed project and its objectives, which are outlined by a consultation process. At this point, there are more than one type of development plan. A site survey is used to locate potential locations for the development. The site survey will identify where the land would be located and the existing landscape, if any.
After the initial site study, a draft site plan is prepared to outline the planned area. This map will then be submitted to the local authority, or the developer, to be approved or disapproved. The developer needs to make sure that the plan complies with the local and national requirements. The developer will then need to submit a formal application to meet these requirements. Approval of the application is usually required for the developer to proceed with the project.
During this stage, the local authorities will review the application and give their approval or disapproval, usually after the completion of a final site survey. If the developers do not submit the application with the necessary approvals, the local authorities may deny the application. Once the application has been approved, the developer then needs to file a copy of the plan with relevant local authorities. The development is officially approved once approval has been received from the local authorities.
Obtaining planning permission can be quite a tiresome and involved procedure, but hopefully with the help of online information and what we have outlined, will allow you to make an educated choice whether to apply yourself – or allow Bromley & Gaines to take the weight off your shoulders by applying on your behalf.
Part of the service we provide to our clients is to help remove the stress elements from their building projects.