Planning consultancy

Successfully navigating the Local Authority planning application process for the development of land or buildings is often viewed as a challenging prospect. Here’s how we can help.

Firstly, each of Lancashire’s Local Authorities encourage and offer a pre-Application process. Obtaining pre-application advice will hopefully reduce the likelihood of submitting an invalid application, but it is also an opportunity for applicants to ask whether there seems a reasonable chance of getting permission. Find your local Council here

Secondly, Lancashire is home to a number of well-established and well-respected planning consultants or agents who will support you on your journey to securing a permission.

Thirdly, Planning Aid England (PAE) provides planning advice and support to help individuals and communities engage with the planning system and get involved in planning their local area. Find out more about the services which they offer here

Growth Lancashire can also assist. This may be particularly relevant to smaller scale developments, or specialist projects, such as proposals affecting historic buildings.

Activities which our qualified Planners can assist with include:

  • Advice on proposed development
  • Attendance at pre-application meetings with the Local Authority
  • Additional liaison/mediation with the Local Authority
  • Preparation of planning applications/statements

If you have a project you wish to discuss, please do not hesitate to get in touch