Whether it’s developing your conservation project from scratch or contributing expertise where needed, I can help make the whole planning process as smooth and straightforward as possible. Achieving planning success in projects affecting heritage sites generally depends on the following:
THE QUALITY OF THE SCHEME.
Development proposals for sensitive sites, such as listed buildings or conservation areas, need to be based on a thorough structural and aesthetic understanding. Having worked as conservation officer for several planning departments, I know what the requirements are for a scheme to be acceptable.
QUALITY OF PRESENTATION AND PROVISION OF NECESSARY INFORMATION
Providing the right plans and supporting information and presenting them in the most effective way can make a real difference to the success of a scheme. I can help ensure that a development proposal is presented clearly and attractively. I am in contact with architects, ecologists, draughtsman where these are needed.
DIALOGUE WITH THE LOCAL PLANNING AUTHORITY
It is usually helpful to discuss your proposals with the planning department at an early stage and to co-operate throughout the planning process.