Planning Applications

The complexities that exist within the modern planning applications system can get the better of even those with a good deal of experience of development, let alone landowners, small businesses, and those with only a passing involvement in applying for planning permission.

We can help you navigate these complexities, so you can get best advantage from the system. We can prepare, submit and offer you advice on all the various types of planning application and planning permission which make up the UK planning system.

Although we are principally involved in a full-service of managing and co-ordinating planning applications on behalf of our clients, we remain happy to provide free-standing planning statements to support clients or their agents in the progress of planning applications.

With extensive experience of negotiating legal agreements associated with the grant of planning permission, we have had considerable success in negotiating realistic financial and associated settlements. We find that early engagement with the planning authority tends to pay financial dividends as well as saving valuable time later in the development process.

We have close working partnerships with a diverse range of allied consultants (legal, highways, architectural, landscape, ecological, engineering) who can provide the full range of environmental and associated advice to support your planning applications where necessary.

What are the different types of planning application?

There are several different types of planning application. These include:

  • Outline and full planning applications
  • Listed building and conservation area applications
  • Reserved matters submissions
  • Change of use applications
  • Discharge of planning conditions
  • Variation of planning conditions
  • Lawful development certificates

We can advise you on the right planning strategy and the planning application that will best meet your objectives. Read our guide to what these different types of planning permission are.

Who we work for

“The team at PWA Planning make negotiating the planning system a much smoother experience. They always deal with matters in a professional and timely manner and are extremely proactive in negotiations with the planning authority. They have a strong reputation and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to others.”

John Winstanley, Story Homes

“PWA Planning have been our ‘go to’ planning consultants for many years on varying projects. Their knowledge of the vagaries within the planning system are invaluable ensuring that any advice given can be relied upon to secure the best possible outcome.”

Simon Baxter, Primas Law

“PWA Planning have been with us from the start of our journey at AFC Fylde. They approach all our projects with professionalism, flexibility and a can-do attitude. Their knowledge of the planning system and expert advice is second to none.”

David Haythornthwaite, Mill Farm Sports Village

“I have engaged with PWA Planning on many residential development sites. Their knowledge of the planning system is exemplary, and they have an excellent track record of securing planning consents on our sites. I would recommend PWA without hesitation.”

Richard Calderbank, Applethwaite Homes

“We have worked with PWA Planning for many years and have always found them to be approachable, knowledgeable and effective, navigating difficult projects with ease and professionalism. I would highly recommend PWA to anyone who needs expert planning advice and guidance.”

Phil Wooliscroft, Eddisons

“Paul and his team offer us that rare mix of high-quality planning advice with accessibility and tenacity, to take on the challenges the modern planning system presents. We enjoy the professional and friendly service and hope PWA will long be part of our wider development team.”

Alex Kenwright, EG Group

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