Obtaining planning permission for a project can be a lengthy and costly process. For this reason, homeowners looking to improve their properties want to be sure their plans will have a good chance of being approved before they submit them. Local authorities commonly provide a pre-planning advice service – a usually informal process where a planning officer will look at the proposed development plans and provide their opinion and advice. This allows applicants to make amendments to their plans before making their submission in order to increase their chances of success.
The reason for submitting a planning application is so that the local authority can ensure there will be no negative impact on the surrounding area. Neighbours are given the chance to comment on issues that may affect them, such as privacy, noise or other types of disturbance. Planning officers will also need the relevant research to be … Read the rest