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From: MSM at Planning-Approval.co.uk
Dear Householder or site owner,
FACT 1 - Last year alone almost 30% of Local Authority applications that were presented as a DIY project by the 'enthusiastic householder' failed in their attempt to be granted a suitable Planning Approval.
FACT 2 - Most applications that were submitted by experienced Planning & Design Agents succeeded - WHY? Quite simply the experienced Planning Consultant or Design Agent understood the Planning system better than you!.
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Most people who employ a Planning or Building Design Agent usually pay around 5 to 15% of a projects value just to have the services of an Agent to help them design & prepare a scheme for Planning. That can equate to several thousand pounds for even a medium sized job in the South East. For applications that are speculative or have the potential to become 'high profile', this fee is well justified.
However, many schemes are pretty much 'run of the mill' that do not justify employing an experienced Planning Agent to prepare & negotiate a scheme on their behalf. Therefore, the enthusiastic DIY householder' who has a rudimentary skill of preparing scaled drawings is often tempted to compile there own designs which all too often fail for the simplest of reasons.
Every Local Planning Authority has similar design guide criteria which MUST be generally followed. BUT each property has site specific merits & issues that MUST be addressed or the Planners will refuse a scheme without hesitation. This is where the ordinary householder fails to appreciate the importance & relevance of such matters that is so obvious to the trained eye of the professional Planning Agent.
Although we would always recommend employing the services of a Building Design Agent, many people still want to save money & tackle the scheme themselves. For whatever reason, you still need to be advised. Simply citing a similar extension or site along the street is NOT automatic grounds for approval. There are so many site specific circumstances that need to be considered most householders are totally oblivious to these issues.
After nearly 25 years in the business of providing these specialised Professional Services for my own clients & continually coming across upset & disenchanted householders who had already tried the Planning System for themselves & failed, I decided that a bit of affordable 'self help' was in order for those people who insist on doing it themselves no matter what!
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