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Architects in Essex: Tips for Planning Permission

As architects in Essex, we know the planning permission process better than most. We’ve been helping our clients secure the go ahead for their projects for over 40 years. When you’re proposing a large-scale project, the planning process can be gruelling and costly. It’s in these instances that professional guidance is so vital if you want to succeed.

Knowing where to start can be tricky, with lots of different things to consider throughout the process. Below, our architects in Essex have shared a few of their top tips for a successful planning permission application.

Knowing the different types of planning permission

There are two different types of planning permission, ‘outline planning permission’ and ‘detailed planning permission.’ The first is the opportunity for you to discover whether or not your proposed plans are acceptable and more importantly, viable. Should this have a positive outcome, you can then move onto the latter. As the name would suggest, this is more of a detailed plan put together by your architect.

Still a little confused? Don’t worry, this process can be difficult to wrap your head around, with so many different things to consider. If you’re struggling, our architects in Essex are here to take the burden off of your shoulders.

Converse with your neighbours

Having a good relationship with your neighbours is always a positive. Prior to starting your planning application, it pays to get in touch with those who live nearby and may be affected by your planned works. This will help you to ensure that the planning permission process runs as smoothly as it can, reducing the risk of objections. What’s more, it also won’t be quite as much of a shock when they receive a letter from your local council detailing the plans.

Seeking professional guidance from an architect

It can be tricky to know what to say within your application and making sure you’ve gathered all the right documents is a whole other hurdle to overcome. With this in mind, it often pays to instruct the help of professional architects who understand the complexities of this process. A credible architecture practise will be able to advise on whether your project requires permission first and foremost. Should it need this, they can then provide guidance throughout the process.

Our architects in Essex are professionally trained and RIBA qualified. Additionally, we also have departments dedicated to procurement and project management. After you have successfully been granted the relevant planning permission, we can help you to manage the entire project from start to finish. The construction process can be lengthy, stressful, and complex. When you work with us, however, we can help you to keep the entire project streamlined.

Working with our architects in Essex

Interested in working with our team of RIBA qualified architects? Want to know more about our process and services? For more information, speak to one of our specialists today by clicking here. You can also give us a call directly on 01245 326 200. We look forward to hearing from you!