At Tom Green Surveying & Architectural Services Ltd we have many years’ experience of the planning process and can offer the expertise to determine the correct consent required.

We are able to provide detailed and accurate drawings and the relevant documentation in order to submit:

  •     pre-application advice enquiries
  •     full planning applications
  •     householder planning applications
  •     permitted development/certificate of lawfulness enquiries
  •     outline planning permission
  •     change of use application
  •     consent to display an advertisement
  •     listed building and/or conservation area consent
  •     retrospective planning applications

Our involvement begins with a consultation period with the client to determine their design requirements.  We will then undertake a detailed measured survey of the property (necessary for extensions and alterations), prepare optional schemes for the client including the production of detailed plans, elevations, site layouts and street scenes.   

Once a final design has been agreed with the client, we will submit the application.   We work closely with the local authorities to allow the planning process to run as smoothly as possible.

In some circumstances as part of the planning application process, arboricultural, noise impact appraisal and land surveying reports may be necessary.   We work closely with a number of companies that offer these services and who can be instructed as part of the application.

Also as part of the planning application process, viability reports may be required, which we can provide in-house.

With all planning applications, whether it is for a simple extension or a new build scheme, a building regulations application will be required, with which we are also able to assist.

Failure to obtain statutory approval for the relevant work being carried out will in the long run be more costly and cause more inconvenience than obtaining consent prior to works commencing.