“Experienced Planning & Architectural Consultants offering a friendly and professional service catering to all your planning and architectural needs in the Oswestry area."
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A little bit about what we do.
A little bit about what we do.
Preparation and submission of Listed Building Applications undertaken.
Full Technical Specification provided for any project from extensions to newbuild.
Full drawing and design service offered. We take a creative approach to probelm solving through design.
EN-PLAN are based in Shropshire and are ideally placed to act as a local and responsive planning consultant to anyone requiring our services in the Oswestry Area. Located in Bomere Heath we are only ten miles from Oswestry meaning site visits are no issue to us and we can respond quickly to any changes in circumstance that require our immediate attention.
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.
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 working relationship with Shropshire County Council who cover the Oswestry area as the Local Planning Authority, and have a full working knowledge of the Planning Policy that covers the planning application process and 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, 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.
Planning application submission can be more complex than people think and can often involve submission of a number of supporting documents in order for the local authority to register the application. In most cases a Design and Access Statement is needed to present the proposals and demonstrate how the proposal relates to the site and surroundings and complies with relevant policies.
EN-PLAN are adept at drafting Design and Access statements and present these in a thorough, structured and professional way. Often presentation of proposals can be key to gaining a successful planning permission.
The documents normally required for a planning application include:
Site location Plan
Existing plans and elevations
Proposed plans and elevations
Design and Access statement
Additional reports that are sometimes required:
Flood Risk assessment
Transport Assessment / Travel Plan
Statement of Significance (Heritage assets)
We work alongside a number of external consultants with the professional expertise to draft these reports and would be happy to assist you with this work as part of our services.
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.
Please get in touch for a FREE initial consultation.
Tel: 07931 541 804
We will be happy to assist with any planning and/or architecture related query to progress your project.
See what our customers are saying.
Throughout two planning applications, each having a successful outcome, I found Simon to be professional, personable and determined to succeed.
Communications were excellent and timely. I trust him absolutely and recommend him without hesitation.