Planning control is the process of managing the development of land and buildings, preserving the finest heritage whilst improving infrastructure. Planners will evaluate the use, appearance, access and impact that a development will have on the general environment. The local planning authority is responsible for deciding whether a development should go ahead.

In most cases planning permission is required for the construction of new buildings, substantial alterations, additions or a key change of use. Some forms of development do not require planning consent and others are granted consent by statute. In conservation areas, national parks and for listed buildings different planning requirements apply. When planning permission is required for a project then it likely that an architect is needed.

Shirin Alavi Architects can advise on the particular planning issues that are relevant to your project. We can prepare and submit supporting drawings and written statements and tailor the application to provide the strongest case for a positive consent. We have a thorough understanding of the planning system and a high success rate in achieving planning consents.