Planning Applications & Appeals

Expert knowledge in development management means we are able to help with all application types and put you in the best possible position to gain consent. Our post decision service can ensure any conditions and obligations are managed.

Unfortunately sometimes applications are refused and our experience means we can help with appeals to the Planning Inspectorate.

Whatever the size of the project, submitting a planning application is not a simple process. Appointing ASH Planning to submit and manage your planning application means you will have chartered town planning support and we will manage the project and the planning process to put you in the best position to gain planning permission.

Our mix of experience in both the public and private planning sectors gives us unrivalled knowledge of the planning process, allowing us to advise in what to expect and conduct proactive negotiations when required. We are able to help with, manage and submit the following applications:

  • Pre-application Planning Submissions
  • Full Planning Applications
  • Outline Planning Applications
  • Reserved Matters Applications
  • Householder Planning Applications
  • Lawful Development Certificates
  • Listed Building Consents
  • Prior Notifications
  • Advertisement Consents
  • Discharge of Planning Conditions

If your project involves third party technical consultants we are able to help with appointment of these if required and can manage consultants as part of the project. As part of the planning process, when required, we are able to negotiate and discuss Planning Performance Agreements with the Council, undertake S106 negotiations on your behalf and provide advice on potential CIL payments where relevant.

Technical Reports & Documents

Planning applications require a differing level of supporting documents as well as drawn plans, depending on the scale of the proposal.

We are able to produce a number of documents that a required for planning applications and other planning matters.

Our experience and expertise means that as part of our planning service we can produce a number of documents that would be required to accompany a planning application, including:

  • Planning Statements
  • Design and Access Statements
  • Heritage Statements

Additionally, as part of the management of your project we can review and comment upon third party technical reports if they are required, as part of the process of bringing your project together for the planning stage.

Site/Development Appraisals

If you have a site or an idea for development at your property we are able to give you initial advice on the likelihood of the proposal being considered acceptable by the Council.

Likewise, if you have a scheme design can review this in light of relevant planning policy and considerations and make suggestions if we feel it will improve your chances of being approved.

When considering to progress your development or project it can be beneficial to seek an initial appraisal of the scheme or site to gain an understanding of the planning considerations, including the site history and any relevant planning constraints.

An appraisal will allow you to see the full picture at an early stage which would help to strategise for the best way to secure permission and give an understanding of what will be required and projected costs.

We are able to provide appraisals that are tailor made to meet your requirements. They can be provided in writing or communicated at a meeting and can be provided as written notes or as an appraisal document, whatever suits your requirements. An initial review of the site will enable us to advise on the best appraisal method to ensure you get value for money.

Planning Advice & Representations

Development proposals can cause concerns with individuals, communities and businesses. The planning process usually allows for concerns and objections to be raised in writing and verbally.

If you want to express concerns in a succinct and effective manner, we can help.

We are able to act on behalf of individuals, groups and businesses who have concerns and objections over planning proposals that will affect them and wish to formally raise these. Our experience with the planning process means we will be able to represent you to ensure your points are heard and made within a relevant planning context.

It is true that not all matters are relevant planning considerations. We are able to advise you on what can and cannot be raised as a planning objection and can do this for you, making the comments relevant and succinct to ensure they are effective.

We are able to meet to go through your concerns, draft letters on your behalf and represent you at planning committee if the opportunity arises. We can attend meetings with you or on your behalf with the Planning Authority to express your concerns verbally.