Planning Agents

Plande Planning Agency - Helping You Navigate The Planning process

What is a Planning Agent?

The role of a planning agent is to act as an intermediary between the application and the Council or Planning Inspectorate.

A planning agent is a professional who helps clients navigate the planning process and obtain planning permission for development projects. They work with individuals, businesses, and organizations to prepare and submit planning applications, negotiate with local planning authorities, and represent clients at planning appeals.


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How does a Planning Agent benefit my application?

There are several benefits. Planning agents can provide valuable expertise and guidance to help clients navigate the complex and often confusing planning process. They can also help to ensure that planning applications are completed correctly and submitted in a timely manner, which can help to avoid delays and additional costs.

There are several ways in which a planning agent can assist clients with the planning process. Some of the key roles and responsibilities include:

  • Providing advice and guidance on the planning process and the requirements for obtaining planning permission
  • Preparing and submitting planning applications, including the preparation of plans and drawings and the submission of supporting documents
  • Liaising with local planning authorities and other agencies to progress applications
  • Negotiating with local authorities to achieve the best outcome for the client
  • Representing clients at planning appeals
  • Advising clients on the best course of action if an application is refused.
  • Providing ongoing support and advice throughout the process

Appointing a suitably qualified and experienced planning agent is vital if you do are not familiar with the planning process or your project is complex or likely to have issues.

Agents play a vital role in the whole process, helping clients to navigate the complexities of the planning system and achieve successful outcomes for their development projects.


Why should I choose Plande to act as my Planning Agent?

Architects, Designers, Surveyors, Builders, Engineers as well as in-experienced individuals often act as a Planning Agent for their clients. In fact anyone can be one, and submit applications, however this is not always the best way to achieve permission.

Plande are experienced Planning Agents and are knowledgeable about the planning policies and regulations that apply to different types of development. We also have experience working with a wide range of local planning authorities and an understanding of the processes involved.

In addition we provide an objective perspective on development projects and can help to identify any issues or challenges that may arise. Plande can also provide valuable insights into local planning policies and regulations, and can help clients to identify opportunities to achieve their development objectives.

When appointed as an agent, all correspondence from the Council will be directly with us, saving our clients from having to deal with any issues, problems or technical matters. We agree to relevant time extensions, negotiate solutions and provide clarification, information or amendments.


Plande are Accredited Planning Agents

Plande are proud to be an accredited planning agent for a number of local planning authorities. This recognises our proven track record for submitting good quality applications.


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Disclaimer: This page provides an introduction only and is not a definitive statement of the law and should therefore not be relied upon. The information above relates to England only. Policies across the rest of the UK may differ. Contact your Local Planning Authority for advice and confirmation before any works are carried out. All images used are for illustrative purposes only. Read the full disclaimer here.