Creative design solutions for your home

Planning Applications

Most building work will require planning permission. We work with the Council Planning Department to gain the relevant consents and other regulatory approvals for our clients. This includes special considerations for National Parks, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (ANOB), Listed Buildings and Conservation areas. The planning application normally consists planning application drawings, site location plans and, when dealing with a Conservation Area or with some Councils a Design and Access Statement. Applications may require other supporting evidence or reports dependent on the type of application being made. Once submitted to the Council Planning Department we manage the process as your agent, tracking each step and keeping you informed of the major milestones. All our planning applications are developed and supported in such a way as to have the highest probability of success. We track all the application during the process so we are able to quickly react to adverse feedback or representations, too further enhancing the probability of success.

Frequency ask questions

  • Will I require planning permission?

    Unless a project falls within the scope of Permitted Development (applicable to certain minor types of building work like small conservatories, for instance), all building projects must have planning approval.
  • How long does it take?

    Most planning applications are decided within eight weeks, unless they are unusually large or complex - in which case the time limit is extended to 13 weeks.
  • Can you guarantee that planning permission will be given?

    No Architect or Building Designer can guarantee that planning permission and/or Building Regulations approval will be granted because these decisions rest with the local authority. When engaged to submit an application, we consider any local authority guidelines and statutory requirements so it has the best chance of success.
  • Who is responsible for defining the site boundaries?

    The client will generally be responsible for providing us with accurate information about site boundaries, access and ownership rights.

Links to local planning departments

Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council Planning Department East Hants District Council Planning Department Hart District Council Planning Department New Forest National Park Planning Department South Downs National Park Planning Department Test Valley Borough Council Planning Department Waverley Borough Council Planning Department Winchester City Council Planning Department

Our Services

Useful Information

Get in touch with us

We are proud members of the Local Authority Building Control partnering scheme to provide clients with a prompt and efficient service to obtain ‘Full Plans’ Building Regulations approval.

Keep in touch

01794 523 899