There are many reasons why involving a planning consultant at an early stage in your project not only saves you time, but can also save you money. If you are considering a small building project, there is rarely the need for detailed ‘building regs’ drawings for planning purposes. In many cases, SJC Planning can undertake the necessary drawing work that accompanies planning applications which keeps costs to a minimum. Some clients prefer to provide their own plans, drawn by their own preferred architect, and just require help with the preparation of the planning statement, heritage statement, design and access statement and so on.
It may be the case that your project has run into problems during the planning process, or that your proposals have recently been refused and you want to seek some independent advice regarding a resubmission, an appeal or even the practicalities of starting from scratch.
Whatever the reason for contacting SJC Planning, we will look at the local and national planning policy backgrounds with a view to maximising your chance of success, this is usually undertaken with a ‘no obligation’ consultation with you on site. If appropriate, we will then provide you with a fee proposal outlining the stages of work and the anticipated fees for this.