- Feasibility Study
- Concept Design
- Planning Application
- Buidling Regulation Drawings
- Tender Package
Design - -> 2-4 Weeks
Pre-planning - -> 2+ Weeks
Application - -> 6-8 Weeks
Design - -> 2-4 Weeks
Notices - -> 48H
Full Planning - -> 3-5 Weeks
Design - -> 2-4 Weeks
Concept - -> 1-2 Weeks
FF&E - -> 2-4 Weeks
PLANNING APPLICATION PROCESS
A measured survey to draw up the existing plan and elevation.
A design proposal, made from us, based on your reference and requirements
Take your time to think and decide
Submission to the council
Just sit and wait for 8 weeks!! OR use this time to start your Interior Design project.
BUILDING REGULATION PROCESS
A design proposal, to discuss the construction method and materials
Discussion with the Structural Engineer to confirm the design
Final check and submission
It takes up to 5 weeks to have the approval from Building Control, but meanwhile there is still something to do, like prepare the Tender Package
BUILDING REGULATION APPLICATION
A building Notice application does not require technical drawings to be submitted and it`s usually used for small projects.
If you decide (or have to) apply for a Full Plan Application, the notices will be given anyway at certain stages of the building.
At each notice an Inspector will come on site to check that what is built is made according with the Building Regulation.
If a Full Plan Application is required or it`s your preferred application then Technical Drawings, together with the Structural Drawings (made from a Structural Engineer) are required to have the Approval Notice issued.
The benefit of having the design approved before starting on site is that if something is not compliant with the Building Regulations it can be modified on paper, without incur in increases of the construction cost to rectify the work done.
The process of apply for planning permission it`s quite simple, once the design is ready, this is submitted to the council.
There is a validation process first, where an officer assess that all the required information has been submitted.
Once validate all the documents are published online and from that moment your neighbours have 21 days to comment.
Your neighbours will be sent all details from the council, so better to discuss with them before the submission to avoid negative comments.
FULL PLANNING APPLICATION
Required for projects that doesn`t fall under Permitted Development limits, and needs the consent from your council before start.
Occasionally the application might have some risk factors that is better to assess in advance.
If we notice something that can make your application likely to be refused, we might propose an alternative and/or suggest a pre-planning application to discuss with your council before submitting the full planning.
This increases the waiting time but give you a better chance to get an approval at the first submission.
CERTIFICATE OF LAWFUL DEVELOPMENT
When your project falls under Permitted Development limits you can apply for certificate that confirm that the project is compliant with the vigent rules.
LISTED BUILDING CONSENT
If your building is listed, then you need to apply for listed building consent for any modification to the property.
When a project would normally require a planning application then you`ll have to apply for full planning and listed building consent.
Some Permitted Development needs a prior approval. This is the case of the larger home extension, that can be refused even if it meets the criteria, in case of detrimental impact on neighbour`s properties
In conservation areas Permitted Development are restricted, which means that you might require planning consent even if normally is not required. The rules differs in every area, so you need to check with your local authority.
This is a general application, where not all the required info can be submitted. The council fee is charged per hectar, so it`s more common for larger development, ie. during the negotation for a land, to know the feasibility of the proposed project.
RESERVED MATTER APPLICATION
Reserved matter application
It is submitted if the Outline application is approved, practically are all the required info that have not been submitted with the Outline application.
MINOR AMENDMENT APPLICATION
If you have a planning application approved and you need to make small modification to this, then you can apply for a Minor amendment application, rather then apply for a new planning application to override your previous application.
DISCHARGE OF CONDITIONS
If an application have been granted with conditions, those needs to be discharged before start on site. This application is to submit all the relevant information needed to discharge the conditions.