The first step is to submit a pre-planning application to the Council, outlining the proposals. Once submitted, it takes up to 8 weeks for a response. The pre-application advice provides valuable guidance on how a Council would like to see a scheme delivered. The 8-week period is a perfect time to engage the local community for their support and feedback.
A scheme is then designed which takes into account community feedback and the pre-application advice. Once the pre-planning surveys are complete and the planning drawings are ready, a formal planning application is submitted to the Council.
The Council will formally validate the application and give a clear determination date (up to 13 weeks for more than 10 units and up to 8 weeks for 10 units or less). Communication with the Council is ongoing during this time in order to ensure that any issues that may arise are dealt with promptly.
Once all the necessary paperwork is in place, a formal planning notice is issued.
Whilst we have an excellent track record of successful planning applications, there is never a guarantee that permission will be granted on initial review. This could be as a result of a number of reasons. Nevertheless, if the planning application does not succeed at the initial stage, it does not mean to say that permission is not achievable. We have considerable experience in the appeal process and understand what is required in order to get a decision overturned. If there is a good chance that the decision could be overturned, we will proceed with the necessary steps in order to obtain permission on appeal.
Once permission has been granted, the value of your land will be realised either by way of a sale to Pearce Fine Homes or a third party, depending on the terms of our Agreement. We pride ourselves in having excellent relationships with landowners by communicating effectively and ensuring that the sales process is dealt with swiftly and seamlessly.