Planning Application

The main statutes governing planning law are:

  • Town and Country Planning Act 1990
  • Planning (Listed Building and Conservation Areas) Act 1990
  • Planning and Compensation Act 1991
  • Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.

The purpose of the planning system is to protect the environment as well as public amenities and facilities. The planning control process is administered by local authorities and exists to ‘control the development and use of land and buildings for the best interests of the community’. The levels of planning are:

There are three types of planning permission, all of which are subject to a fee that can range from hundreds to thousands of pounds, depending on the scale of the proposed project: If planning permission is refused then there is an appeals process, although appeal can only be made on certain matters, listed below. Appeals are made to the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, the National Assembly for Wales or the Scottish Executive. Allowable reasons for appeal are: Preparing and having all the necessary documents in order and applying for planning perission on your behalf will speed the process and will give you peace of mind, starting your project in time.

Feel free to contact us and one of our representatives shall get back to you as soon as possible.