a plande approach

navigating the planning maze

Plande take a design-led approach to your planning application.

To tick some of the many boxes, you need the architectural and presentation drawings along with supporting information.

You also need to present a vision.

This is where the professionals at Plande step in.

As development enablers, we unlock the potential of your property or land by understanding your challenge and objectives, navigating through the red tape, solving problems creatively and getting the right result.

By combining our planning and architecture expertise, we comprehensively draft applications that gently lead decision-makers towards the ideal outcome.

Choose Plande and you’ll be working with town planner professionals who can:

  • Give your application the attention it deserves: we select projects carefully to focus on adding value and making a difference
  • Create a bespoke strategy tailormade to your project
  • Navigate the often complicated planning maze on your behalf
  • Team up with skilled consultants including highways specialists, ecologists, barristers and surveyors to ensure expert input at every level
  • Submit a robust scheme to reduce risk, minimise time to secure permission and maximise value
  • Bring your project to life, convincing planners and council members of its positive impact on your property and the community
  • Secure planning permission on challenging sites with minimum fuss, making your scheme viable as soon as possible

At Plande, we love a planning challenge.

And we love getting results.

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the expertise your project demands

At Plande, we thrive on tackling complex planning challenges.

We only take on projects that demand our exceptional problem-solving skills. You could be a developer working on a major mixed-use scheme, an architect designing a beautiful building, an individual considering a self-build home or a land owner wanting to realise your asset’s potential.

Whatever planning hurdles you’re facing, it’s likely Plande have managed a similar application and can get you the result you need.

Our experience spans many sectors and many types of application for many types of client. We take the same approach to each and every one: proactive, creative and focused.

planning consent for developers

Plande has extensive experience working alongside developers and can tackle the planning issues you frequently face: applications for changes of use, both proposed and retrospective, Certificates of Lawfulness, appeals based on onerous conditions and section 106 proposals.

Overseen by a dual-chartered town planner and architect, your project will be managed by a team of consultants carefully selected to best suit your scheme. With comprehensive knowledge of planning policies, case law, government guidance and the overall development process, we can get you shovel-ready by swiftly securing permission with the right conditions.

planning consent for architects

Our insider knowledge of architecture gives us a unique insight into acquiring planning consent for your client.

While you concentrate on liaising with them and perfecting your plans, we’ll focus on getting the planning consent in place.

We’re experts at getting approvals for green belt sites, imaginative new-builds and dramatic extensions. We will challenge the planners on unnecessary conditions and craft persuasively-worded appeals.

If you need a partner who can seamlessly bring the languages of planning and architecture together, we can help.

planning consent for land owners

As a land owner, you know your asset’s value is compromised without the relevant planning consent.

Whether you want to keep your land or sell it on, Plande can boost its value by securing the necessary commercial or residential approvals to bring it to life.

planning consent for private clients

Our in-depth knowledge of the UK’s complicated planning system will give you the insight and support you need to get your build started. Whether you’re a novice or an amateur expert, we can shed light on the regulations and make them work for you and your dream project. You could be facing initial opposition that’s putting your plans under threat, had an application refused and need to appeal, or require clarification on what you can do under permitted development legislation. Our personal approach will smoothly guide you through the process, enabling your plans to take shape.

planning permission for businesses

Whether your premises are no longer fit for use, you need somewhere new, you need more space or you are looking to set up in businesses for the first time, advice from planning professionals is crucial as you consider the next step.

Apply for a change of use, ease restrictions on existing approvals, build an extension or assess a new site.

Plande’s experience and expertise will steer you towards a successful result.

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