Planning Applications : CALL 0208 1500 494 EMAIL INFO@DETAILED-PLANNING.CO.UK

Planning Applications

Established and Experienced Planning Agents Operating in London and the Home Counties with a conclusive portfolio presenting a wide range of successful Planning Applications, Commercial and Residential…

Good design, research and detailed planning drawings should be at the heart of making an effective planning application.

Before submitting an application the importance of planning is paramount.  Careful and professional planning can significantly improve the potential for a positive outcome of an application.

Detailed Planning can provide planning applications for a vast variety of proposals; with an in depth knowledge of commercial planning, and home projects, such as: house extensions, loft conversions, basement extensions, and garage conversions.

Collaborating with both client and local authority, Detailed Planning will produce planning applications identifying and understanding considerations associated with a proposed development.

Our team will work closely with the client, delivering both an expert and intuitive approach to the development.  It is our intention to use our expertise to inform our client and produce a service that delivers the intended design, function and value for money of both design and outcome.

Although councils will attach great importance to the plans and design and can refuse a development of poor design, their planning policies considerations and decisions can vary and there are many issues that need to be considered.  Detailed Planning’s vast experience in architectural design and planning allows the team to articulate any findings within the development process to achieve an effective result.

Some developments do not require planning permission and are covered within the Permitted Development rules.

Our fee are competitive and fixed, take a look here.

Planning a House Extension?

We’re experts at applying clever techniques to achieve a fantastics house extension!

Planning a Loft Conversion?

Add value and make the most out of your wasted loft space by extending!

Understand the Statutory National and some local planning application requirements:

The Statutory National Planning Application Requirements List:

  • Completed Forms (required for all applications)
  • Site Location Plan (required for all applications)
  • Other Plans/Information (required for all applications)
  • Ownership Certificate & Notice (required for all applications)
  • Agricultural Holdings Certificate (required for all applications)
  • Appropriate Fee (required for all applications)

Councils also have local requirements, these could included:

  • Archaeological Assessment (Usually for sites falling within Archaeological Priority Areas) (Usually for sites falling within Archaeological Priority Areas) (required for sites falling within Archaeological Priority Areas)
  • Daylight/Sunlight Assessment
  • Heritage Statement (required for all applications for new buildings – should be considered for applications re telecommunications and for large advertisement hoardings)
  • Photographs/Photomontage (required for all Major applications of 10 + residential units & 1000 sqm non-residential floorspace)
  • Tree Survey/Report/Tree Protection Plan (required when trees are present on the site or affected on an adjacent site)

The Statutory National Planning Application Requirements List:

  • Completed Forms (required for all applications)
  • Site Location Plan (required for all applications)
  • Other Plans/Information (required for all applications)
  • Ownership Certificate & Notice (required for all applications)
  • Agricultural Holdings Certificate (required for all applications)
  • Design & Access Statement (incorporating a Lifetime Homes Statement, Wheelchair Accessibility Statement and a Safety and Security Assessment) (required for major developments, or where any part of the development is in a ‘designated area’
  • Appropriate Fee (required for all applications)

Councils also have local requirements, these could included:

  • Affordable House Statement (required for developments of 10 or more units)
  • Air Quality Assessment
  • Amenity, Playspace, Open Space Assessment (required for all major residential applications 10 units or more)
  • Archaeological Assessment (Usually for sites falling within Archaeological Priority Areas) (required for sites falling within Archaeological Priority Areas)
  • Aviation Impact Assessment (required for tall buildings)
  • Construction Logistics Plan
  • Community Facilities Statement
  • Community Involvement Statement
  • Contaminated Land Assessment
  • Daylight/Sunlight Assessment
  • Ecological Assessment
  • Economic/Employment Statement (required for all major applications 10+ residential units and 1000 sqm non-residential floorspace)
  • Energy Statement (required for Schedule 1 and 2 projects where there would be significant environmental effects)
  • Environmental Impact Assessment Statement (required for all applications of new buildings in areas at high risk of flooding)
  • Flood Risk Assessment (required for all applications that require a sewerage connection)
  • Foul Sewage and Utilities Assessment (required for Listed Building Consents & Conservesation Area Consents applications)
  • Heritage Statement (required for all applications for new buildings – should be considered for applications re telecommunications and for large advertisement hoardings)
  • Landscape Assessment
  • Lighting Assessment
  • Microclimate Wind Assessment & TV/Radio Reception
  • Noise and Vibration Impact Assessment (required for major developments, those that involve demolition and those that affect a Conservation Area or Listed Building)
  • Photographs/Photomontage (required for all Major applications of 10 + residential units & 1000 sqm non-residential floorspace)
  • Planning Obligations (Draft Heads of Terms) (required for all major developments, or where any part of the development is in a ‘designated area’ & where the development would be one or more dwelling-houses or a building(s) of 100 square metres or more)
  • Planning Statement (required for all applications for Advertisement Consent)
  • Socio Economic Assessment
  • Waste Plan
  • Sustainability Appraisal
  • Telecommunications Supplementary Information (required for all telecommunications applications)
  • Topography
  • Town Centre Uses Assessment (required for all retail, commercial, culture and leisure developments or extensions to existing such developments located in edge of centre/out of centre locations)
  • Transport Assessment
  • Travel Plan (required for applications with significant transport implications)
  • Tree Survey/Report/Tree Protection Plan (required when trees are present on the site or affected on an adjacent site)
  • Ventilation/Extraction Statement (required for all applications for Use Classes A3, A4 and A5)

The Statutory National Planning Application Requirements List:

  • Completed Forms (required for all applications)
  • Site Location Plan (required for all applications)
  • Other Plans/Information (required for all applications)
  • Ownership Certificate & Notice (required for all applications)
  • Agricultural Holdings Certificate (required for all applications)
  • Design & Access Statement (incorporating a Lifetime Homes Statement, Wheelchair Accessibility Statement and a Safety and Security Assessment) (required for major developments, or where any part of the development is in a ‘designated area’)
  • Appropriate Fee (required for all applications)   

Councils also have local requirements, these could included:

  • Affordable House Statement (required for developments of 10 or more units)
  • Air Quality Assessment
  • Amenity, Playspace, Open Space Assessment (required for all major residential applications 10 units or more)
  • Archaeological Assessment (Usually for sites falling within Archaeological Priority Areas)
  • Construction Logistics Plan
  • Community Facilities Statement
  • Community Involvement Statement
  • Contaminated Land Assessment
  • Daylight/Sunlight Assessment
  • Ecological Assessment
  • Economic/Employment Statement (required for all major applications 10+ residential units and 1000 sqm non-residential floorspace)
  • Energy Statement (required for Schedule 1 and 2 projects where there would be significant environmental effects)
  • Environmental Impact Assessment Statement (required for all applications of new buildings in areas at high risk of flooding)
  • Flood Risk Assessment (required for all applications that require a sewerage connection)
  • Foul Sewage and Utilities Assessment (required for Listed Building Consents & Conservesation Area Consents applications)
  • Heritage Statement (required for all applications for new buildings – should be considered for applications re telecommunications and for large advertisement hoardings)
  • Landscape Assessment
  • Lighting Assessment
  • Microclimate Wind Assessment & TV/Radio Reception
  • Noise and Vibration Impact Assessment
  • Photographs/Photomontage
  • Planning Obligations (Draft Heads of Terms)
  • Planning Statement
  • Socio Economic Assessment
  • Waste Plan
  • Sustainability Appraisal
  • Telecommunications Supplementary Information
  • Topography
  • Town Centre Uses Assessment
  • Transport Assessment
  • Travel Plan
  • Tree Survey/Report/Tree Protection Plan (required when trees are present on the site or affected on an adjacent site)
  • Ventilation/Extraction Statement

The Statutory National Planning Application Requirements List:

  • Completed Forms (required for all applications for Use Classes A3, A4 and A5)
  • Site Location Plan (required for all applications)
  • Other Plans/Information (required for all applications)
  • Ownership Certificate & Notice (required for all applications)

Councils also have local requirements, these could included:

  • Heritage Statement (required for all applications for new buildings – should be considered for applications re telecommunications and for large advertisement hoardings)
  • Photographs/Photomontage (required for all Major applications of 10 + residential units & 1000 sqm non-residential floorspace)
  • Planning Statement (required for all applications for Advertisement Consent)
  • Structural Assessment of Building (required for all major developments of 10+ residential units and 1000 sqm non-residential floorspace)
  • Tree Survey/Report/Tree Protection Plan (required when trees are present on the site or affected on an adjacent site)

The Statutory National Planning Application Requirements List:

  • Completed Forms (required for all applications)
  • Site Location Plan (required for all applications)
  • Other Plans/Information (required for all applications)
  • Ownership Certificate & Notice (required for all applications)
  • Design & Access Statement (incorporating a Lifetime Homes Statement, Wheelchair Accessibility Statement and a Safety and Security Assessment) (required for major developments, or where any part of the development is in a ‘designated area’)

Councils also have local requirements, these could included:

  • Heritage Statement (required for all applications for new buildings – should be considered for applications re telecommunications and for large advertisement hoardings)
  • Landscape Assessment
  • Photographs/Photomontage (required for all Major applications of 10 + residential units & 1000 sqm non-residential floorspace)
  • Planning Statement (required for all applications for Advertisement Consent)
  • Tree Survey/Report/Tree Protection Plan (required when trees are present on the site or affected on an adjacent site)
  • Ventilation/Extraction Statement
    • (required for all applications for Use Classes A3, A4 and A5)

The Statutory National Planning Application Requirements List:

  • Completed Forms (required for all applications)
  • Site Location Plan (required for all applications)
  • Other Plans/Information (required for all applications)
  • Appropriate Fee (required for all applications)

Councils also have local requirements, these could included:

  • Heritage Statement (required for all applications for new buildings – should be considered for applications re telecommunications and for large advertisement hoardings)
  • Photographs/Photomontage (required for all Major applications of 10 + residential units & 1000 sqm non-residential floorspace)
  • Planning Statement (required for all applications for Advertisement Consent)
  • Safety Appraisal for Pedestrian & Vehicular Traffic (required for all applications for Lawful Development Certificates for Part 1 of the GPDO – Development within the Curtilage of a Dwelling house)
  • Tree Survey/Report/Tree Protection Plan (required when trees are present on the site or affected on an adjacent site)

The Statutory National Planning Application Requirements List:

  • Completed Forms (required for all applications)
  • Site Location Plan (required for all applications)
  • Other Plans/Information (required for all applications)
  • Appropriate Fee (required for all applications)

Councils also have local requirements, these could included:

  • Photographs/Photomontage (required for all Major applications of 10 + residential units & 1000 sqm non-residential floorspace)
  • Planning Statement (required for all applications for Advertisement Consent)

The Statutory National Planning Application Requirements List:

  • Completed Forms (required for all applications)
  • Site Location Plan (required for all applications)
  • Other Plans/Information (required for all applications)
  • Appropriate Fee (required for all applications)

Councils also have local requirements, these could included:

  • Photographs/Photomontage (required for all Major applications of 10 + residential units & 1000 sqm non-residential floorspace)
  • Planning Statement (required for all applications for Advertisement Consent)

The Statutory National Planning Application Requirements List:

  • Completed Forms (required for all applications)
  • Site Location Plan (required for all applications)
  • Other Plans/Information (required for all applications)
  • Appropriate Fee (required for all applications)

Councils also have local requirements, these could included:

  • Heritage Statement (required for all applications for new buildings – should be considered for applications re telecommunications and for large advertisement hoardings)
  • Landscape Assessment
  • Photographs/Photomontage (required for all Major applications of 10 + residential units & 1000 sqm non-residential floorspace)
  • Planning Statement (required for all applications for Advertisement Consent)
  • Telecommunications Supplementary Information (required for all telecommunications applications)
  • Tree Survey/Report/Tree Protection Plan (required when trees are present on the site or affected on an adjacent site)
  • Ventilation/Extraction Statement (required for all applications for Use Classes A3, A4 and A5)

The Statutory National Planning Application Requirements List:

  • Completed Forms (required for all applications)
  • Appropriate Fee (required for all applications)

Councils also have local requirements, these could included:

  • Heritage Statement (required for all applications for new buildings – should be considered for applications re telecommunications and for large advertisement hoardings)
  • Photographs/Photomontage (required for all Major applications of 10 + residential units & 1000 sqm non-residential floorspace)
  • Planning Statement (required for all applications for Advertisement Consent)
  • Tree Survey/Report/Tree Protection Plan (required when trees are present on the site or affected on an adjacent site)

The Statutory National Planning Application Requirements List:

  • Completed Forms (required for all applications)
  • Other Plans/Information (required for all applications)
  • Design & Access Statement (incorporating a Lifetime Homes Statement, Wheelchair Accessibility Statement and a Safety and Security Assessment) (required for major developments, or where any part of the development is in a ‘designated area’)
  • Appropriate Fee (required for all applications)   

Councils also have local requirements, these could included:

  • Affordable House Statement (required for developments of 10 or more units)
  • Air Quality Assessment
  • Amenity, Playspace, Open Space Assessment (required for all major residential applications 10 units or more)
  • Archaeological Assessment (Usually for sites falling within Archaeological Priority Areas) (required for sites falling within Archaeological Priority Areas)
  • Contaminated Land Assessment
  • Daylight/Sunlight Assessment
  • Economic/Employment Statement (required for all major applications 10+ residential units and 1000 sqm non-residential floorspace)
  • Energy Statement (required for Schedule 1 and 2 projects where there would be significant environmental effects)
  • Environmental Impact Assessment Statement (required for all applications of new buildings in areas at high risk of flooding)
  • Flood Risk Assessment (required for all applications that require a sewerage connection)
  • Foul Sewage and Utilities Assessment (required for Listed Building Consents & Conservesation Area Consents applications)
  • Heritage Statement (required for all applications for new buildings – should be considered for applications re telecommunications and for large advertisement hoardings)
  • Landscape Assessment
  • Lighting Assessment
  • Sustainability Appraisal
  • Telecommunications Supplementary Information (required for all telecommunications applications)
  • Topography
  • Town Centre Uses Assessment (required for all retail, commercial, culture and leisure developments or extensions to existing such developments located in edge of centre/out of centre locations)
  • Transport Assessment
  • Travel Plan (required for applications with significant transport implications)
  • Tree Survey/Report/Tree Protection Plan (required when trees are present on the site or affected on an adjacent site)
  • Ventilation/Extraction Statement (required for all applications for Use Classes A3, A4 and A5)

The Statutory National Planning Application Requirements List:

  • Completed Forms (required for all applications)
  • Site Location Plan (required for all applications)
  • Other Plans/Information (required for all applications)
  • Ownership Certificate & Notice (required for all applications)
  • Agricultural Holdings Certificate (required for all applications)
  • Design & Access Statement (incorporating a Lifetime Homes Statement, Wheelchair Accessibility Statement and a Safety and Security Assessment) (required for major developments, or where any part of the development is in a ‘designated area’)
  • Appropriate Fee (required for all applications)

Councils also have local requirements, these could included:

  • Affordable House Statement (required for developments of 10 or more units)
  • Air Quality Assessment
  • Amenity, Playspace, Open Space Assessment (required for all major residential applications 10 units or more)
  • Archaeological Assessment (Usually for sites falling within Archaeological Priority Areas) (required for sites falling within Archaeological Priority Areas)
  • Contaminated Land Assessment
  • Daylight/Sunlight Assessment
  • Economic/Employment Statement (required for all major applications 10+ residential units and 1000 sqm non-residential floorspace)
  • Energy Statement (required for Schedule 1 and 2 projects where there would be significant environmental effects)
  • Environmental Impact Assessment Statement (required for all applications of new buildings in areas at high risk of flooding)
  • Flood Risk Assessment (required for all applications that require a sewerage connection)
  • Foul Sewage and Utilities Assessment (required for Listed Building Consents & Conservesation Area Consents applications)
  • Heritage Statement (required for all applications for new buildings – should be considered for applications re telecommunications and for large advertisement hoardings)
  • Landscape Assessment
  • Lighting Assessment
  • Noise and Vibration Impact Assessment (required for major developments, those that involve demolition and those that affect a Conservation Area or Listed Building)
  • Photographs/Photomontage (required for all Major applications of 10 + residential units & 1000 sqm non-residential floorspace)
  • Planning Obligations (Draft Heads of Terms) (required for all major developments, or where any part of the development is in a ‘designated area’ & where the development would be one or more dwelling-houses or a building(s) of 100 square metres or more)
  • Planning Statement (required for all applications for Advertisement Consent)
  • Sustainability Appraisal
  • Telecommunications Supplementary Information (required for all telecommunications applications)
  • Town Centre Uses Assessment (required for all retail, commercial, culture and leisure developments or extensions to existing such developments located in edge of centre/out of centre locations)
  • Transport Assessment
  • Travel Plan (required for applications with significant transport implications)
  • Tree Survey/Report/Tree Protection Plan (required when trees are present on the site or affected on an adjacent site)
  • Ventilation/Extraction Statement

The Statutory National Planning Application Requirements List:

  • Completed Forms (required for all applications)
  • Other Plans/Information (required for all applications)
  • Appropriate Fee (required for all applications)

Councils also have local requirements, these could included:

  • Planning Statement (required for all applications for Advertisement Consent)

The Statutory National Planning Application Requirements List:

  • Completed Forms (required for all applications)
  • Site Location Plan (required for all applications)
  • Other Plans/Information (required for all applications)

Councils also have local requirements, these could included:

  • Photographs/Photomontage (required for all Major applications of 10 + residential units & 1000 sqm non-residential floorspace)
  • Tree Survey/Report/Tree Protection Plan (required when trees are present on the site or affected on an adjacent site)

The Statutory National Planning Application Requirements List:

  • Completed Forms (required for all applications)
  • Appropriate Fee (required for all applications)

The Statutory National Planning Application Requirements List:

  • Completed Forms (required for all applications)
  • Site Location Plan (required for all applications)
  • Other Plans/Information (required for all applications)
  • Appropriate Fee (required for all applications)

The Statutory National Planning Application Requirements List:

  • Completed Forms (required for all applications)
  • Site Location Plan (required for all applications)
  • Other Plans/Information (required for all applications)

The Statutory National Planning Application Requirements List:

  • Completed Forms (required for all applications)
  • Site Location Plan (required for all applications)
  • Other Plans/Information (required for all applications)
  • Appropriate Fee (required for all applications)

The Statutory National Planning Application Requirements List:

  • Completed Forms (required for all applications)
  • Site Location Plan (required for all applications)
  • Other Plans/Information (required for all applications)
  • Appropriate Fee (required for all applications)

Building regulations in barnetWe have been awarded Smarter Planning Champion status by the Planning Portal. This confirms our commitment to follow best-practice guidelines for the submission of planning applications, saving time, money and carbon for clients and helping local authorities to process applications as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Question and Answers About Planning

How to apply for planning permission?

Planning applications can either be sent to the council as hard copies or through planningportal.gov.uk. We usually use the planning portal system as this is a quicker alternative. The council requires scaled drawings showing the existing and proposed, as well as the appropriate forms. Some applications may require further information or reports depending on the complexity of the proposal.

How much does it cost to submit an application?

The cost of a planning application can vary. For a typical House Holder Application it should cost £172. A Permitted Development Application costs £86. New build and extensions will cost more.

The new Prior Approval Scheme (Neighbour Consultation Scheme) is a free application that can be used on residential properties, if the proposal meets the requirements.

How long does the process take?

Once we’ve prepared your planning application and documents and when you are happy to submit, we will submit your application. The council should determine your planning application in eight weeks. As your agent we will liaise with the council throughout this process.

What are Permitted Development Rights?

Permitted Development Rights are only valid for residential properties. This may also be referred to as Lawful Development. The rights stipulate the height, width, material, use and other factors of the proposal. To be sure that your proposal is permitted we recommend applying to the council for a Lawful Development Certificate.

What is the Neighbour Consultation Scheme

For a period of three years, between 20 May 2013 and 30 May 2016 the Government has introduced a new scheme that allows single storey extensions to be built between 4 and 8 metres for detached houses and 3 to 6 metres for all other houses. This requires scaled drawings to be submitted of the proposal and the appropriate forms completed.

What if your application is rejected?

We will always try to rectify your proposal before the application is refused. This will mean that we will amend the proposal to satisfy the case officers requests (included within our fixed fee). In the unlikely event your planning application is refused you have two options, resubmit or appeal. We recommend to resubmit your application with a revised scheme as the appeal process can be lengthy (between 12 and 30 weeks).

Is permission needed for internal works that do not effect the exterior?

As long as there is no exterior change to the property, planning permission is not usually required if you are making internal changes. If you plan to change the use of a building then this may not be the case. Some internal changes may require building regulation approval, so be sure to check with us.

Contact Us!





Call us on 0208 1500 494 for a quick quotation, otherwise, please fill out the form below and we come back to you as soon as possible

Your Name*

Your Email*

Your Number*

Project Description