If you want to get planning permission for your project in Birmingham, you’re going to need people with experience, technical knowledge, and a familiarity with the process.
Residential developments, private new builds, commercial and retail schemes, conservation areas, listed buildings and green belt project all come with their own complications and requirements, and getting planning permission for them isn’t always simple.
At Lapworth Architects we generally work as full-service architects, meaning that we can design and draw up your plans, and also deal with the planning application that needs to be submitted to your local council before you can start your build.
Having a team that is experienced with your local council is a real advantage here – they will know what kind of building projects the local authority are in favour of, how lenient or restrictive they might be, and what their overall approaches are. Solihull Borough Council will have completely different priorities and restrictions from Birmingham City Council, for example.
Although it sometimes seems as though planning departments at councils are merely nit-picking, remember that they are generally in favour of development, but have a duty to make sure that buildings match their surroundings and are not out of scale.
Getting planning permission in Birmingham or in the West Midlands in general is no mean feat, but it is a case of meeting a lot of different criteria. This makes preparing a planning application challenging if you’re not a professional – so advice and help from experienced planners is a service well worth its money.
At Lapworth Architects we offer full planning services for residential, commercial, retail, industrial, civic and mixed-use projects, including:
- pre-application advice
- planning appraisals
- planning applications
- planning appeals
- public consultation
- S106 negotiation and CIL advice
So, in addition to our architectural services, we can help you with the planning application with our expertise and experience.
There’s no guaranteed with planning permission applications, but with the right consultants and knowledge, you can give your project the best chance at getting planning permission in Birmingham. Come and speak to us at Lapworth Architects – call us on 0121 455 0032 to discuss your project in a free consultation.
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