Our Work Stages
STAGE 4 - Combing Design Options
STAGE 4 MEETING
Hopefully by this point you will have had a good chance to look over the options and have a better idea of your final design. After arranging a meeting with you, your designer will walk you through your options and discuss what you do and don’t like.
COMBINING THE DESIGNS
Once your designer has an idea of your chosen options they will combine all of the points from the meeting to form one final design. This is the part we love the most! We will send the final design over to you for approval. Once you’re happy with the design we will then submit a planning application.
SUBMITTING PLANNING APPLICATION
As soon as we have the ‘okay’ from you, we will submit a planning application. We will act as the agent on your behalf and will keep in constant contact with the council to ensure that everything runs as smoothly as possible.
We expect a lawful development certificate (for permitted development) to take approximately 6 weeks and a householder planning application (standard planning) to take approximately 12 weeks. Unfortunately, a planning decision does take time to obtain, so the quicker a planning application is in, the quicker it can come out.
WHAT IF THE DESIGN IS NOT APPROVED?
Although this very rarely happens, we are always prepared! If for whatever reason the council have refused permission just remember its not the end of the world. If an application is refused, the council will provide a detail explanation as to why and the reasoning behind decision Often we are able to appeal against these decisions and justify why it should be approved. Alternatively, we can always submit a revised design taking into account the decision comments.
Our knowledge of planning and local policies means we have an excellent success rate.