Planning Applications, PD and the like (General Chat)

Kidds

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Strongly, strongly advise paying an agent to do it for you. Chances are they know more than the planning officer.
Do some of your own research online and chances are you will know as much or more than both of them. I'm not talking about taking a degree in planning law, just look up the planning rules and regs on a .gov site and search the forums. At least get yourself some background knowledge on the subject so you can understand what they are saying and pick up on their mistakes.
For example, my "agent" who is a professional with letters after their name, works for a well recommended firm, specialising in Agricultural Matters etc etc and quite happy to charge in an hour what would usually take me a week to earn. My very first conversation with him started with him telling me that the limit on area for Ag PD was 465m2, he got a bollocking off me straight away because I knew it was 1000m2.
Never assume any "professional" is doing their job properly, in my experience they rarely are.
 

holwellcourtfarm

Member
Livestock Farmer
Do some of your own research online and chances are you will know as much or more than both of them. I'm not talking about taking a degree in planning law, just look up the planning rules and regs on a .gov site and search the forums. At least get yourself some background knowledge on the subject so you can understand what they are saying and pick up on their mistakes.
For example, my "agent" who is a professional with letters after their name, works for a well recommended firm, specialising in Agricultural Matters etc etc and quite happy to charge in an hour what would usually take me a week to earn. My very first conversation with him started with him telling me that the limit on area for Ag PD was 465m2, he got a bollocking off me straight away because I knew it was 1000m2.
Never assume any "professional" is doing their job properly, in my experience they rarely are.
You've got the wrong "professional" if they are out of date like that.
 

GuyC

Member
Mixed Farmer
Have taken all your advice and got a local consultant on board and everything is looking like it will work out great, Had managed to do a decent amount of homework on planning laws first - (thank you Kidds, this already saved us from a heading down a bad path! - Although, it is more of a relief for the whole thing to be 75% in someone else hands.
Completely agree with all the points made, and just wanted to say thank you very much, and for George for taking the time to have a look over it all! :)
 
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Have taken all your advice and got a local consultant on board and everything is looking like it will work out great, Had managed to do after doing a decent amount of homework on planning laws first - (thank you Kidds, this already saved us from a heading down a bad path! - Although, it is more of a relief for the whole thing to be 75% in someone else hands.
Completely agree with all the points made, and just wanted to say thank you very much, and for George for take the time to have a look over it all! :)
Good luck 👍
 
The main reason it time. 28 days for a Permitted Development application to be determined or 8 weeks for a Planning Application.
Also, PD applications are not open to public comment and do not require external consultee comment.

Furthermore, they are not subjective, it either complies with the GPDO or it doesn't. A Planning Application is determined in the judgement of another human being who may not see things the way the applicant does.
 

dazza b

Member
Location
Lancaster
The main reason it time. 28 days for a Permitted Development application to be determined or 8 weeks for a Planning Application.
Also, PD applications are not open to public comment and do not require external consultee comment.

Furthermore, they are not subjective, it either complies with the GPDO or it doesn't. A Planning Application is determined in the judgement of another human being who may not see things the way the applicant does.
Looking at putting a new shed up at home existing buildings are being knocked down as the stone barns have planning on them so gonna put new shed up away from them
 

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