As the planning process becomes ever more collaborative, we urge all our clients to formally engage with the planning authority before the submission of any planning application. In our experience, pre-planning offers constructive advice that increases the likelihood of securing planning permission. The pre-application enquiry route also offers a more cost-effective approach in so far as it provides guidance on the chances of success in advance of committing higher expenditure at the application stage.
As part of our pre-application service, we will prepare a bespoke presentation to structure the meeting and ensure that all relevant points are covered. In this way, we ensure that the advice we receive is targeted and provides a clear strategy for the way forward. This helps provide a greater level of certainty once an application is submitted, which in turn helps streamline the application process, resulting in a quicker and more predictable outcome.
McCutcheon Halley’s strength lies in our ability to effectively communicate technical information clearly and this can be the difference between a positive and negative decision.