The planning process starts long before the submission of an application for planning permission.
It is almost always a good idea to engage with the local planning authority at an early stage in the planning process. Seeking pre-application advice from the council can often provide valuable insight and/or guidance from Planning Officers. It may tell you what supplementary information you’ll need to supply with a planning application as well as some initial insight as to whether or not an application will be likely to succeed or not.
However, you need to be sure to present the right ideas and information at the right time to ensure that you get relevant advice. Most councils now charge for pre-application advice and so you need to ensure you get the best advice for your money.
Artisan will help you to develop your ideas or plans to a point where it would benefit from pre-application advice. At this point, we will submit the relevant information for you and handle any queries from the council. This way, you can maximise the value of the written advice received from the Planning Officer.
Preparation of Application Statements
In addition to the drawings of your scheme proposals, your application will need to be accompanied by specialist reports and statements such as:
- Planning Statement
- Sustainability Statement,
- Design and Access Statement,
- Heritage Statement,
- Flood Risk Assessment,
- Retail and ‘Town Centre’ Use Sequential Tests
Artisan prepares Planning Statements and Design and Access Statements which sets out the proposed development and assesses it against local and national planning policy.
Artisan frequently works with local, specialist consultants and can advise you which specialist reports you will need to support your application. Artisan can prepare a brief for each consultant to ensure that the reports cover exactly what is needed to support your application.
Artisan also offers a full Project Management service.