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A little bit about what we do.
A little bit about what we do.
With offices in the West Midlands EN-PLAN provide Planning and Architectural Consultancy assistance to clients in the Coventry area. From inception of the scheme, including drawings and planning/building control applications, through to completion we work on a range of schemes including; barn conversions, office refurbishment, agricultural buildings, new builds and listed buildings, and we pride ourselves on our dynamic and practical approach to planing and development.
We have an excellent working relationship with Coventry City Council Planning Department and a full working knowledge of the Planning Policy that covers the planning application process. The planning policy for Coventry is governed by the Coventry Local Plan, which sets out the strategic planning framework for the city. The Local Plan provides guidance on various aspects of development, including land use, housing, transportation, environment, and infrastructure. The key objectives of the Coventry Local Plan include promoting sustainable development, protecting the environment, delivering housing needs, supporting economic growth, and enhancing the quality of life for residents. The Local Plan comprises several documents, including the Core Strategy, Site Allocations Plan, and Policies and Proposals Plan. These documents outline the overall vision for development in Coventry and provide specific policies and guidelines for different types of development.
We adopt a collaborative approach when working with the Council and client to achieve a successful outcome. Our close working relationships with local authority planning and conservation and building control officers enables us to adapt to fast changing regulations and complete projects in line with clients’ objectives. We offer a complete range of planning consultancy and architectural design services. This means we are one of the few companies that can offer a ‘one stop shop’ service from inception to completion.
EN-PLAN routinely prepare and submit planning applications for a variety of proposals in Coventry, ranging from small to medium sized redevelopments to larger development proposals and unique one-off projects for local developers and individuals. With a background in Local Authority Development Control, we have an excellent and up-to-date understanding of planning law and legislation. We also prepare listed building applications and Certificates of Lawfulness and can discuss any planning issues that may be affecting you as a third party.
Initial work often involves a planning appraisal, which will involve making an assessment of the physical aspects of the site and the relevant planning policies that apply. This background information allows us to develop a set of parameters that assist in the design process. Initially this may often be in sketch form in order to obtain pre-application advice from the local authority. Once we have established agreement relating to principles such as development, design, layout, scale, mass, density and form, we then progress with a formal planning application.
As part of our service we offer a free no obligation consultation to discuss your proposal as not all development requires planning permission as some development is allowed, this is called permitted development. You can find out if you need planning permission on the Government’s Planning Portal website.
Our role is to take responsibility. We see securing planning permission as much more than just complying with the relevant planning regulations. We believe in providing clear and concise recommendations, which identifies planning risk and opportunities and is part of a comprehensive analysis of all options for the site in question.
We have an excellent track record in achieving planning consent and provide our own in house architectural design service. We can also provide your with the additional specialist reports required alongside a formal planning application whether that be a Flood Risk Assessment or a Heritage Statement.
Post planning approval we can assist in discharging planning conditions attached to your permission and thereby speed up the delivery of your development, and we can manage your Building Regulations Application and provide the technical detail required for this, thereby giving you the approved technical specification to build from.
Please CONTACT us for a FREE initial consultation. We will be happy to assist with any planning and/or architecture related query to progress your project. Please see our "PROJECTS" page for more examples of the work we have been involved in.
Contact Details for Coventry City Council
Phone number: 08085 834333
Address: Coventry City Council Council, One, Friargate, Coventry CV1 2GN
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Review for Simon Smith – Planning and Development Consultant
‘ Simon Smith assisted me on a potential planning application which affected my property. His advice and professional guidance has proved invaluable.
He took all the time I needed to guide me through the complicated language of the application and how to effectively respond to my local Planning Application Office. With his help I received an immediate response and felt secure that my views would be listened to and there would be a fair consultation.
Simon provides real time, high quality professional and valuable advice. He strives to deliver Five Star service, concentrating on your concerns and I would not hesitate to recommend him’
‘Great job – well done !’