Our Services

Planning Application

Concept planning provide all the services required to make a successful planning submission and manage the process from beginning to end for clients. We have experience in managing the full range of development from a roof extension to multi-unit schemes. Client focus is very important to us, and we always have your needs at the heart of our work. Once a course of action via analysis and discussion is agreed, we submit on your behalf and manage the process with the Local Planning Authority.

Professional Advice & Guidance

We have a strong track record in working with architects and developers to offer specialist planning support on proposed and existing schemes to assist in their approval. If you require specialist planning advice, either in a professional capacity or extending your property, we can assist in the preparation of supporting documents or as part of a bespoke team advising on planning matters. We would be happy to provide whatever levels of assistance are required.

Site Appraisals

The scope and feasibility of a site is crucial to understanding the potential planning challenges and returns a site can provide. Concept planning can help guide clients through the positives and negatives of a prospective site and clearly outline the associated risks and seek to mitigate uncertainties at an early stage, before embarking on a development.

Pre Application

We submit pre-applications to the Local Planning Authority and act on your behalf during the pre-application process. We provide the full service including architectural drawings but can equally provide the planning assessment if you already have instructed an architect or have a preferred architect you use.

Prior Approval Change of Use

The introduction of changes to the planning legislation allows the change of use from Office (B1a) to Residential (C3), Retail (A1) to residential (C3) and a host of other changes of use provisions. We can provide detailed analysis of whether your premises or site meets criteria and can be changed. We provide an initial desk based assessment and subsequently offer the best course of action to secure the change of use.

Planning Appeals

If you have received a planning refusal the UK planning system permits the decision to be appealed to the secretary of state. We can provide honest feedback and advise whether there are strong grounds to appeal, and importantly how likely in our opinion the appeal will succeed. If we feel there is a good chance, we will be the first to let you know.