Are You Looking for Help with Somerset Planning? – Look No Further!
Plande has worked in Somerset on a wide variety of different projects. We help individuals, builders and organisations navigate the complicated planning process. We are RTPI qualified experts, so whatever you are planning let Plande take the strain. Take a look at our areas of expertise below. We are here for all of you Somerset Planning needs!
Somerset Planning Applications
Since our inception in 2007, we have made many Planning applications in Somerset under the previous councils, including Mendip and Sedgemoor. This means that our application services meet the highest of standards. In this business its very often a case of who you know.
Somerset Council Planning Applications often attract Community Infrastructure Levy charges, especially if the designs include over 100 sq. m of internal floor area. Certain exceptions apply, including house extensions and self build homes.
It is important to understand the policies, requirements and limitations demanded by the council. These are critical in ensuring projects are approved in a timely and cost effective manner, ensuring our clients maximise the potential of their high quality developments.
Somerset County Council Planning Permission
Due to the high number of applications we have submitted over the years, we have a fantastic record for obtaining planning permission in Somerset for a wide range of residential and commercial schemes. These include replacement dwellings, self builds, extensions (including green belt) and large remodelling projects in the area.
Somerset Planning Appeals
We have also been successful in obtaining permission via the planning appeals in Somerset. This is where an applicant has a right to appeal to the Planning Inspectorate where a decision has not been reached on an application within the statutory period, or if the application has been refused. An appeal can also be made if the applicant doesn’t agree with the conditions on a planning approval. An applicant typically has 12 weeks from the decision to make an appeal for house extensions.
Somerset Planning Policies
Previously embracing the many smaller councils, Somerset Planning Policies are going through a state of flux. This provides opportunities, but also challenges, so appointing Plande as your consultant ensures your project obtains approval in a timely and cost effective manner.
Residential and domestic projects’ policies are quite detailed, which could be seen as prescriptive and restrictive. Our creative strategic approach means we have obtained Somerset planning approvals where the designs appeared to have contradicted planning policies.
For commercial projects, the Core Strategy provides the main policies for development control purposes.
Other supplementary planning guidance, including Conservation Area plans, parking standards among many others also need to be considered when applying for planning permission.
Have a look at our projects carried out and approved in the area.