Planning Applications

Where a planning application is required I can advise as to whether an application is likely to succeed having regard to the relevant planning policies; discuss the Council’s requirements with Council officers; prepare the application (possibly in consultation with other professional advisors); submit the application and act as your agent throughout the process and negotiate amendments to the proposal where necessary.

If the application is to be considered by Planning Committee I can attend and speak on your behalf (I have years of experience speaking at Planning Committtees). I have also had years of experience in seeing applicants failing to make the most effective use of the opportunity to address the committee. Making an effective and succinct two or three minutes presentation is not easy for someone unused to public speaking. I have many years experience of speaking at Planning Committee and in representing the Council in the courts and at public inquiries.

In the event of refusal of the application I can advise you as to a possible appeal. For further details of appeals please click on the link.