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We help to secure planning permission for home improvement projects across the UK


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We understand that our clients may wish to make a range of changes to their homes such as alterations to allow working from home, the construction of ancillary accommodation and ‘granny annexes’ or extensions to existing buildings.

The regulations surrounding planning for householder works are complex and it can be unclear whether planning permission or other forms of approval are needed. In some instances the works might benefit from rights provided under permitted development regulations. We are able to provide our clients with clarity on such matters. We are also able to provide clear guidance on other issues likely to influence the successful outcome of householder works such as the potential effect of works on neighbour amenity, on listed buildings or other heritage related issues and the need to take account of local design standards and guidance.

Our familiarity with the planning system means that we can provide our clients with the clear advice needed to navigate the process in order to make the changes needed. Where it is unavoidable, we can also provide support in the preparation of household planning appeals.

From the provision of initial advice onwards, we are able to provide clients with clear and realistic advice at every stage of the process.

Types of development:

  • Granny annexes
  • Ancillary accommodation
  • Basements
  • Extensions and alterations
  • Amalgamations
  • Outbuildings

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Other Sectors

Acting on behalf of landowners, estates, farmers and other rural businesses, we can assist with sites even in the most sensitive locations. Our advice will help to unlock the development potential of your rural enterprise and utilise the initiatives on offer.
Whether you’re building new commercial facilities, repurposing existing premises or looking to secure a change of use, our input will add value to your development. We can highlight the economic and employment benefits of your proposals, address concerns about traffic, servicing and noise as well as carry out sequential analysis.
This type of new development will often attract considerable interest from the local community and may be subject to very specific land use constraints. We can liaise with key organisations to minimise risk and meet operational needs for clients within both the state and independent sectors.
There is a drive for renewable and low carbon energy solutions as well as sustainable waste management to be delivered through new development. There are both local and national policies at play and we can advise how to incorporate such technologies into your scheme.
Developments such as care villages, elderly and dementia care homes and assisted living accommodation require a strong understanding of sector specific issues. We can compile arguments related to need, specialist design and regulatory requirements as well as addressing the impact on local provisions.
We prepare heritage impact assessments to accompany applications as well as any additional consents that are required, such as listed building consent. Consult us at an early stage to identify local heritage assets and mitigate potential issues so you can pursue your scheme with greater confidence.
Our experience includes traditional forms of development such as new hotels, holiday parks, campsites and short stay visitor accommodation. We are also specialists in less common schemes which include tree houses, shepherd huts and other high end, bespoke offerings. Our analysis of the site will help to develop a strategy that’s right for you.
We undertake work on residential projects of all sizes and types, ranging from single dwellings up to major urban extension and regeneration schemes. We can help you navigate any planning obligations as well as utilise strategic opportunities such as land supply deficiencies, previously developed land and permitted development, to name but a few.
As the housing market becomes more complex, a greater range of alternatives are being brought to the market such as purpose-built student housing, extra care for the elderly and co-living spaces for young professionals. We can help you navigate the associated planning obligations and develop a strategy to obtain the necessary permissions.