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At Detailed Planning, we pride ourselves on providing you with an expert, reliable and professional service. Every client and every project is treated with excellent care to ensure the success of your project. Based in London, we can provide you with help on all planning applications in North London, East London, South London and West London, and Hertfordshire.

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Local London Planning Application Experts

Have you been struggling to understand planning permission processes in London? Do you need help getting the documents submitted to the relevant people? If so, do not panic; our planning department is working with you to approve and finalise your planning decisions as soon as possible!

Our service goes far beyond creating the designs for your next project because we also provide all you need for a successful planning application.

There is never a guarantee that an application will be accepted, but our expertise ensures every potential problem is accounted for. Additionally, should setbacks arise, we will negotiate with the council on your behalf and provide a revised planning application, should it be needed.

Within this service, we provide detailed drawings to present to the Local Authority and work closely with you to provide a comprehensive Design & Access Statement. This will demonstrate the thought and planning given to your design and establish how the proposal will affect neighbours and the wider community.

On occasion, additional reports are required which demonstrate that all areas of the design and planning process have been covered. We have a range of specialised consultants that we can recommend to provide this service.

We are proud of our previous success rate with planning applications, and we are confident that our expertise can deliver the outcome our clients need. If you require our help in any London Borough, be sure to speak to our team today, we can help with a range of planning applications, specialising in offering architectural services we can help make your property dreams come true! 

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Excellent service. Paul is very thorough and took his time to make his decisions and explain them to me. He is friendly and helpful and has a ‘can do’ attitude.

Would definitely recommend for any detailed drawings required, we got them in late in the day to provide building regs drawings, were really efficient in completing within the required timescales and went into a lot of detail to make sure everything was right.

I felt in very capable hands and expertly advised. I’d highly recommend Detailed Planning. Our new loft conversion has maximised the space available to us. 

How To Apply For Planning Permission?

Applying for planning permission in London can be incredibly complex, especially when dealing with listed buildings and built-up areas. You should always start by visiting the website of the local planning authority (LPA) responsible for the area where your property is located.

Depending on the location, this could be the borough council or the City of London Corporation. Their website provides information and guidance on the planning application process, including the required forms and supporting documents.

It’s essential to review the local development plan, which outlines the specific policies and guidelines for development in the area. Once you have gathered the necessary information and completed the application form, you can submit it to the LPA. Make sure to include detailed plans, drawings, and any other relevant documents to support your proposal.

A fee is usually associated with the application, so be prepared to pay this. After submission, the LPA will assess your application, considering factors such as the impact on the local area, design, and compliance with planning policies.

The process can take a few months, but working with a planning officer at a company like ours here at Detailed Planning means all the above complications can be carried out for you! Take out all the stress and worry by letting us deal with your brand-new plan!

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Want to talk about your project? We will always check your enquiry to ensure there is a reasonable chance of success.

Our quotes are free and we can provide free office consultations should your project be viable.

Did You Know?

We have completed over 1000 projects
We have 97.5% success rate on planning application
100% building regulations approval!

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Why Use A Professional When You Need Planning Permission Help In London?

Using a professional when seeking planning permission help in London can provide numerous advantages and increase your chances of success; that is why we always recommend working with our team at Detailed Planning when you need a London plan approval! Firstly, professionals like our planning consultants or architects deeply understand London’s planning process and regulations.

We are well-versed in local development plans and have experience working with local planning authorities (LPAs). Our expertise allows them to navigate the complexities of the planning system more effectively and identify potential challenges or opportunities related to your project.

Additionally, our team can provide valuable advice on design and development, helping you optimise your plans to align with planning policies and guidelines; having developed multiple properties across London, we know what every planning officer wants to see from the applicant.

We can create high-quality drawings and supporting documents that meet the requirements of the LPA, enhancing the clarity and persuasiveness of your application. Our knowledge and experience can save you time, minimise potential pitfalls, and increase the likelihood of obtaining planning permission for your project in London. Contact our team today to get all the help you need for your building planning permission in London and the following areas; Edgware, Enfield, Finchley, Harrow, Islington, Southgate, Walthamstow, Harpenden, Hatfield, St Albans and Potters Bar!

Contact Detailed Planning For All London Planning Application Guidance Today!

Our dedicated Planning Permissions Department specialises in providing comprehensive guidance for all your London planning applications.

We understand the complexities and nuances of the planning process, ensuring that every aspect is thoroughly examined and addressed. With our expertise and in-depth knowledge of local regulations, we seamlessly navigate the intricacies of planning permissions.

As part of our commitment to excellent service, we offer convenient email notifications to keep you informed at every stage of the application process. Contact Detailed Planning today and let us assist you in bringing your architectural vision to life in London; whether you require our help in North London, East London, South London or West London, we can help you!

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need planning permission in London?

Yes, in most cases, you will need planning permission in London for various types of construction, alterations, and changes in land use. The local planning authority, usually the borough council, is responsible for granting or denying planning permission. It is essential to consult with them before starting any significant building work or changes to ensure compliance with regulations and avoid potential penalties.

Minor alterations may not require planning permission, but we always recommend checking this with your local planning authority.

What is the average cost of planning permission in the UK?

The average cost of planning permission in the UK varies depending on the type and complexity of the project. However, the average application fee for planning permission ranged from around £200 to £500.

What is the 3-year rule for planning permission?

The “3-year rule” refers to a provision in the UK’s planning regulations that allows specific development projects to be carried out without planning permission if they meet specific criteria. Under this rule, if a development has been completed for at least three years without any enforcement action taken by the local planning authority, it may become immune from enforcement action.

What is needed for planning permission?
  • Application Form
  • Site Plans
  • Design and Access Statements
  • Supporting Documents
  • Fee Payment
What is a change of use planning permission?

Change of use planning permission refers to the authorisation required from the local planning authority when there is a proposed change in the designated use of a building or land. If you want to use a property or piece of land for a different purpose than its current approved use, you must obtain permission from the relevant authority. The most common is changing a residential space into a commercial or retail space into a restaurant.

Do I need planning permission for an extension?

In most cases, you will need planning permission to extend your property. The need for planning permission depends on various factors, including the proposed extension’s size, location, and design. Permitted development rights allow for specific extensions without planning permission, but these rights have limitations. For example, the extension must not exceed a specific size, should not significantly alter the property’s appearance, and should not negatively impact neighbouring properties or the surrounding area.

Do I need loft conversion planning permission?

Loft conversions often fall under permitted development rights, which allow certain types of home improvements without going through the formal planning permission process. However, there are limitations and conditions to be met, such as staying within certain size restrictions, maintaining the overall appearance of the property, and not causing significant alterations to the roof.

Do I need planning permission for a conservatory?

Conservatories often fall under permitted development rights, which allow certain types of home improvements without going through the formal planning permission process. However, there are limitations and conditions to be met, such as staying within certain size restrictions, maintaining the overall appearance of the property, and not obstructing the view of neighbours.

Do I need planning permission for solar panels?

Solar panels are often considered permitted development and can be installed under permitted development rights. However, exceptions and specific conditions must be met, especially for listed buildings, properties in conservation areas, or if the panels protrude beyond certain limits. It is recommended to consult with the local planning authority or a professional to confirm if your property qualifies for permitted development rights or if you need to apply for planning permission for solar panel installation.

Do I need planning permission for a garage conversion?

Garage conversions often fall under permitted development rights, which allow certain types of home improvements without going through the formal planning permission process. However, limitations and conditions must be met, such as not significantly altering the property’s external appearance and not creating additional dwellings.

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