At Nest, we are able to manage all of your planning permission requirements, developing and presenting your designs in CAD and 3D format. Alongside this, we will coordinate a team of carefully selected external consultants if and when these are required for your application. This process is informed by the previously completed project stages, ensuring we respond to any significant planning risks and opportunities that may exist.
We pride ourselves on the quality and integrity of our designs, ensuring all our applications submitted to the Local Authority are carefully considered and professionally presented. This approach is guided by our extensive experience, allowing us to achieve permission for ambitious projects that hold the best possible value for our clients. Our method of working has been tested and refined over years of navigating this process, and is evident in our past projects.
This is a very good question and one of the first we will answer for you. Generally, this is something we can decide quite quickly. However, it may be necessary to confirm this with one of our planning consultants. If your project requires planning, then this will inform how we develop your project moving forward. If however, planning is not required, a similar process of design development will still be required, to ensure we produce a design you are happy with, and one that can be accurately priced and followed for construction purposes.
If planning permission is not required, then you may be able to complete your works under what is referred to as Permitted Development Rights. Certain design and construction criteria must be adhered to in order to comply with this, which in general is more restrictive than what can be achieved at planning. A simpler application must still be submitted to the Council prior to starting works, to confirm everything complies with Permitted Development rules. A Certificate of Lawful Development will also be awarded to you, providing evidence from the Council that all intended works do not require permission. More information on this can be found on the planning portal website.