Planning Services

Planning Appraisal

Peter Richards and Co are experienced in providing Planning Appraisals for prospective development projects. An initial assessment of the planning prospects is often essential to ensure cost effective approach to a development project.

Local Plan Representations

Promotion of land through the development plan process requires a significant amount of supporting material. Alongside technical issues, consultation with local stakeholders is a vital element. Peter Richards and Co are well placed to advise and provide a strategy tailored to meet our client’s objectives.

Planning Applications

Peter Richards and Co provides a thorough package of information when making planning applications; including Scaled Plans, a Planning Statement, Design and Access Statement etc. Where appropriate, pre-application discussions are held with the relevant planning officers. If the application requires a specialist reports / statements such as Ecological assessment etc, we work alongside a network of specialist consultants.

Section 106 / CIL Costs

S.106 costs and Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) can have a large impact on viability of development projects. Each local authority has a different CIL charging schedule and in certain cases s.106 agreements are also used to secure contributions towards the cost of local services, infrastructure, affordable housing etc. Peter Richards and Co are able to advise on the implications of such costs and in certain cases negotiate such agreements.

Architecture & Design

In providing Architectural and Design services, Peter Richards and Co work closely with clients to understand their objectives to ensure a tailored / bespoke service is delivered. We are experienced in both new build and refurbishment projects and are able to undertake feasibility sketches, Measured Building Surveys, Scheme Design, Computer Modelling, Landscape Architecture through to Building Regulations advice.

Planning Appeals

In certain cases in may be advisable to appeal a planning decision. Typically, this is following the decision of a council to refuse planning permission. However appeals may be made if planning conditions granted are considered inappropriate, or a council fail to decide an application within the statutory period. Peter Richards and Co advise clients on the issues surrounding the decision to appeal.