Planning Applications


Planning permission is the legal process of determining whether a proposed development should be permitted. Other than permitted developments, (which are considered to have insignificant impact), all development require planning permission to either develop or build on land or a site. Responsibility for planning lies with your local planning authorities who are a department in your local district council.

The law requires that all applications for planning permission should be decided in accordance with the policies of the “development plan" unless material planning considerations indicate otherwise. The decision on any planning application is therefore “policy-led" rather than “influence-led".

The public and nearby residents will be consulted about almost every planning application, the decision will not be made on the grounds of popularity or unpopularity.

Published planning policy prevents the decision on a planning application being made on grounds which are arbitrary, perverse, or subject to impropriety.

If you do need planning permission, you will quickly realise that planning applications can be both tedious, very complex and costly ! Typically, clients wish to secure planning permission as soon as possible and a at Inspire Architectural Design we have extensive knowledge in applying and achieving planning approval for a wide range of different types of planning applications.

We will advise, guide & help you decide whether to make an outline or full application and we look after the entire process for you from start to finish.

In more complex applications you may need to employ a professional planning consultant and we will advise you if they are required and work closely with the appointed consultant in order to achieve full planning approval.

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PPS21 Applications

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