Planning Applications

The main service offering from ET Planning, is acting as planning agent for the preparation and submission of planning applications. This includes the following process as a collection of services:

Desktop Appraisal

  • Property History Research;
  • Constraints Checks and risk assessment;
  • Development Plan Policy Research, setting out burdens and requirements on the development proposal;
  • ‘In-Principle’ assessment as to whether desired development is achievable;
  • Provision of Planning Strategy to maximise the best chance of success;

If you would like ET Planning to assist you in carrying out a Desktop Appraisal, please do not hesitate to get in touch on 01344 508048 or email us at office@etplanning.co.uk.

Pre-Application

  • Providing initial advice on the Pre-Application Process, including the benefits and dis-benefits of using the Council’s pre-application service;
  • Writing a Cover letter to Local Planning Authority (LPA) coving the main issues requiring a response and position;
  • Completing the appropriate pre-application forms and handling submission to the LPA;
  • If required/available, meetings with the LPA to discuss and debate the merits of the proposal;
  • Provide a commentary on the LPA pre-application response, with an analysis of opportunities and areas that could be challenged;

If you would like ET Planning to assist you in submitting a pre-application to your LPA, please do not hesitate to get in touch on 01344 508048 or email us at office@etplanning.co.uk.

Pre-Submission Project Management

  • Liaising with your architect or draftsman, providing advice on plans;
  • Recommending and sourcing quotes for necessary professional reports;
  • Co-ordinating relevant professionals to prepare a suitable scheme;
  • Writing a Planning Statement supporting the scheme against planning policies and material planning considerations;
  • Including a Design and Access Statement (if necessary) into the Planning Report;
  • Providing advice on, and preparation of appropriate CIL forms required for submission;
  • Preparing application forms and handling the submission to the LPA;

Planning Application Submission

  • Dealing with Validation matters arising from submission;
  • Acting as liaison and point of contact with the LPA;
  • Weekly checks of LPA website during statutory consultation, to review and rebut objections and comments made;
  • Negotiate appropriate conditions to overcome any issues raised with the LPA;
  • Negotiate amendments to the proposals to avoid refusal (if appropriate to do so);
  • Liaise with instructed professional consultants to make agreed amendments, ready from submission to the LPA;

If you would like ET Planning to assist you in submitting a planning application to your LPA, please do not hesitate to get in touch on 01344 508048 or email us at office@etplanning.co.uk.