Since getting planning permission is a relatively long and time-consuming process, you would not want to apply for another permission if you made a major mistake that you wish to modifications for in your previous application. It is therefore essential to avoid potential bottlenecks and errors that may ensue in your planning process.
We’ve got some common ones for you to note which will go a long way in helping you craft a satisfying planning permission in the UK.
1. Not meeting your local officers
No matter how skilled your architect or builder is, it is an integral step to meet with appropriate planning officers in your locality. This will help, apart from helping you secure faster approval, eliminate potential issues that may warrant you to apply for a new planning permission in the long run.
2. Hiring poor professionals
This is likely to be the case with inexperienced or unqualified planning professionals handling your project. It is essential to make all salient considerations before hiring which builder or architect you will be working with. This is necessary as significant modifications to your planning permission requiring a new application are the last thing you want when constructing your building. However, they are more likely to happen if you hire professionals with insufficient experience or technical know-how.
3. Not knowing your important documents
If you accompany your planning permission application with little or no records which are needed to fast track your application and to ensure safety standards are met, you may either have to wait for a long period of time to get a feedback on your application or not even have it considered in the first place.
This is why an experienced planning permission agent who are well aware of the intricacies and documents involved should be your best option when submitting your planning application. Different councils have different validation documents required for your application so it is essential to know them before making your application.
4. Ecological species
Another critical thing to consider before submitting your application for planning permission is the environmental characteristics of your potential site. This is one thing planning authorities look at before granting planning approval.
If you miss the survey and assessment time, this may delay your approval by local authorities, and you may have to wait for months to get a suitable survey of ecological species before submitting a viable application.