Before submitting a planning application you may wish to seek pre-application advice from your Local Planning Authority (LPA). The LPA’s now generally charge a fee for this service but this varies dependant on the nature of the advice needed.
Benson Planning Studio can manage this process on your behalf and ensure that your proposed development is presented to the LPA in the best possible way to ensure the best outcome for you. Where appropriate, we will undertake planning policy research on your proposals prior to making any formal pre-application submission to assist us in justifying your proposal.
We will also provide guidance on any other relevant material considerations which we feel may contribute towards a stronger planning application.
Pre application discussions can provide a good insight into the LPA’s approach towards a scheme and their input is important and can save time especially if a scheme is refused. All aspects of a scheme, no matter how large or small, are discussed in detail to ensure that the planning application details can be correctly identified before the submission of a formal application.