The planning applications process is a crucial step that takes place during the early stages of almost every construction journey. At Base, we aim to provide clarity throughout, making each step forward an exciting stride towards your dream project.
WITH OVER TWO DECADES OF EXPERIENCE, OUR ARCHITECTS AND DESIGNERS SPECIALISE IN TURNING YOUR VISION INTO PRECISE, WELL-DRAFTED PLANS.
Our services extend to both residential and commercial clients, guiding you from project inception to contract administration.
Planning Permission Application Process
Embracing the journey of planning permissions with Base turns a complex task into a simplified, manageable and often exciting process. We’re here to make it easier for you to significantly the chances of your approval.
Our planning process is detailed opposite:
Whilst the project’s design is being developed and finalised with the client, our team of architects and designers meticulously prepare for the submission of the planning application. This involves the compilation of all necessary documents which usually includes detailed architectural plans, consultant reports and a thorough design and access statement. The latter expands on the design principles and concepts which have been implemented within the submitted proposal, demonstrating the project’s compatibility with local planning policies.
With all the necessary documentation ready, we submit the planning application to the local planning authority. At Base, we emphasise quality and accuracy in our submissions to prevent unnecessary delays or issues.
Upon receiving our application, the planning officers at the local planning authority will check if their validation requirements have been met and begin the process of notifying statutory consultees before undertaking their review. This typically involves a careful evaluation of the submitted application – bearing in mind any local and national planning policies – alongside a site visit in most cases.
Following the review period (8 weeks for minor applications, 13 weeks for majors), a decision is made by the local planning authority. This could be a straightforward approval, accompanied by conditions, or less favourably, a rejection.
Base for Your Planning Applications?
Choosing your planning application team is more than just a practical step, it’s a defining moment for your property project. It’s not just about ticking boxes, it’s a journey.
We don’t believe in cut-and-paste solutions. Instead, we tailor our services to align with your vision, paying close attention to your available resources and requirements.
We’re big on teamwork here at Base, involving our clients in every decision, every step of the way. This two-way approach has built a foundation of trust and loyalty among our clients.
We go beyond crafting thoughtful designs. We also use our expertise to communicate effectively with local planning authorities, putting your dreams at the forefront of their minds.
Our support doesn’t end with the submission of a planning application. We remain right by your side, answering queries and navigating the conditions of approval as they arise.
We stand for professional integrity and a personalised approach. We’re the determined force in your corner, intent on seeing your architectural dream materialise. Trust Base to not just shape your project, but take it from vision to reality.
We pride ourselves in our diligence and focus throughout the planning process to ensure we provide our clients with a smooth, hassle-free experience.
With your dreams, our skill, and a comprehensive planning application package, we move forward together towards success.