Understanding the Planning Phase

If you require Planning Permission for your extensions or loft conversions, Design Team’s expertise makes navigating the process simple and stress-free. We’ll submit your application and liaise with the authorities – sit back and let us take the wheel!

Our architectural design services help you get approval fast. We handle extension plans in London, submitting all required documents to the council. Maximize your chances of success with the Design Team's 95% planning approval rate.

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STAGE 1

Preparation

Our planning team collaborates with our designers to prepare your drawings and any required technical information and data.

STAGE 2

Planning Fee and Application Submission

We'll guide you on when to pay the application fee.

Once the fee is paid, we'll submit everything the authorities require.

STAGE 3

Validation and Planning Officer Assignment

Once received, the authorities confirm your application. They’ll assign a planning officer to work on the project, who we’ll liaise with on your behalf.

STAGE 4

Application Assessment and Decision

Sometimes, more information will be required, which we’ll manage and submit.

We endeavour to secure approval as quickly as possible, but if not, we’ll liaise with the planning officer and submit necessary adjustments. Of course, we’ll keep you informed with each step.

STAGE 5

Plans Ready For Building Regulations Compliance

With approval granted, the next phase involves aligning your project with the Building Regulations.

The Nitty-Gritty

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Time

The planning phase can take up to 8 weeks from submission to validation

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Cost

The application fee is paid directly to the council and can cost around £270

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Benefit

We save you time by putting together all the documents and we monitor the application on your behalf

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Pro

Your assigned Architectural Designer will keep you up to date every step of the way

Frequently Asked Questions

It is important to gain planning approval from your local council before construction begins, and this is something we can help with. We will provide you with a detailed planning set, which will include existing and proposed plans, side and rear elevations, the application form, and any other necessary documentation. If required, we can also submit heritage reports and design and access statements to help receive a positive outcome.
Before you can commence your construction, you need comprehensive drawings and permission from your local council. Our Design Service is here to help. Our Architectural Team will work with you to create the design, then guide you through the planning process. Our drawings contain the necessary information to meet Building Control standards.
Our three-stage process will get your planning application submitted in just 21 days, and local council approval typically takes 6-8 weeks.
Our packages start at £1,495 +VAT for home extension and loft conversion plans, or £1,995 for both.

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