Planning Conditions and Planning Agreements
The complexity of the planning system today means that the best outcomes are achieved by appointing an experienced and knowledgeable consultant or planning agent to discuss, monitor and negotiate both at the pre-app (pre application) stage and throughout the planning application process. Often these negotiations can save a substantial amount of time and allow the applications to be determined within the statutory eight week period.
Whilst it is possible to apply to vary planning conditions or even to appeal against planning conditions, it is often very useful to discuss the wording of planning conditions with the planning officer prior to planning committee determination to ensure the planning conditions are appropriate, not onerous and achievable. Careful discussions can reap substantial rewards in reducing the burden of bureaucracy in the discharge of planning conditions, facilitating earlier construction starts etc.
Planning Legal Agreements (Section 106 Agreements, Planning Gain, Unilateral Undertakings etc) are also now a fact of life with many, specifically larger, planning approvals. As experienced Planning Consultants with a good working relationship with many Local Planning Authorities we can facilitate these agreements to reduce the cost burden or to negotiate a more favourable outcome or terms. Early negotiations assist to develop clear successful outcomes.
Please contact us for more information.