The planning minefield usually begins with having to make an application for planning permission. Increasingly this is becoming a complex process and the demands of government and planning policy makes it necessary to include a whole range of reports and supplementary information in almost every kind of planning application. We deal with this process and cover issues such as Design and Access Statements, Language Impact Assessments, Planning Support Statements and can source Ecological Assessments as well as Structural Reports, so often necessary in conversion applications for example. We have built up a professional rapport with planning officers throughout the region and the company is a well known and respected stakeholder within the planning system locally.
Clients using our knowledge & expertise:
- Private Local Developers
- Private Individuals
- National Developers
- Architects and Surveyors
- Local Authorities
- North Wales Police
Preparing and submitting planning applications
We take great care when compiling a planning application. Today’s increasingly complex range of Regulations demands that applications are properly constituted and comply with a number of requirements. It is our job to ensure that any application has the best possible chance of success and so every application is submitted with a detailed Planning Support Statement stating the relevant planning policies in support of the development. We also co-ordinate any other reports that may be necessary such as structural reports, flood risk or landscape assessments and so on. This ensures that the local planning authority have all the correct information that will support your planning application.
Preparing Planning Support statements
This is an important document and we at Owen Devenport take great pride in our submission. No stone is left unturned in trying to reveal policies that will support the application. All relevant National and Local development plans are scoured for helpful statements and policies that will ultimately give the proposal every chance of success. Any advice gleaned from pre-application enquiries will also be included.
Advising on pre-application enquiries
It is often helpful to discuss any possible application with the officers of the Local Planning Authority beforehand. This will usually steer us into the direction an officer will want and will alert him or her to the impending submission. Any difficulties can be highlighted beforehand, and what possible further evidence/advice/reports that may be required will be brought to our attention at this early stage. Ironing out such requirements will usually mean smoother ride for the application once it has been submitted.
"We have used Owen Devenport as our Planning Consultants for over three years and have always found them to be extremely professional in every aspect of their service.
We have had success in a number of Planning and Certificate of Lawfulness Applications, and this would not have been possible without the Director's expertise and attention to detail throughout the applications.
We would have no hesitation in recommending Owen Devenport as consultants on any project requiring input on planning matters."
Robert Roberts, Bodafon Caravan Park, Benllech, Anglesey