To avoid wasting time and money, the ability to secure planning permission is something that needs to be considered in some detail via an appraisal before any commitment to purchase a plot of land is entered into.
Amongst other things, our appraisals always consider:
We will also consider the style, scale and positioning of surrounding properties and what type of design the customer proposes. For replacement dwellings we will establish what the policy requirements allow in terms of increase in scale; policies vary in this regard so what might be achievable with one local authority may not be acceptable elsewhere.
Ultimately, we are trying to answer 3 fairly simple questions
If we get the initial appraisal right and the customer agrees with the approach set out, we set off with a clear plan and our eyes wide open to the risks and pitfalls proceeding as follows:
If you're looking to work with Potton to design your home then we can offer a complimentary planning appraisal of your plot to clarify its potential and anyconstraints.
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