Planning permission is generally required when carrying out development, whether this involves starting building works, or undertaking a material change of use of your land.
The application process includes submitting details and plans of the proposed development to the local planning authority, who will then decide whether to grant or refuse permission.
How long do commercial planning applications take?
The length of time that the application process takes is dependent on the complexity of the development proposal. Some applications will be determined within 8 weeks, while others can take several months.
Our commercial planning application advice
Our specialist planning team can help you to put together your application and liaise with the local planning authority while it is being determined. If your application is being considered by councillors, we can also represent you at council meetings. If your application is refused, we can guide you through the appeal process, submitting a planning appeal on your behalf and representing you at any hearing.
Planning law specialists with a commercial focus
Having spent time within planning departments in the public sector, we have a comprehensive knowledge of the planning system and local government administrative law – with the ability to view this from all perspectives.
We work collaboratively with colleagues across the firm, drawing on the expertise from our parks, countryside matters, and company and commercial teams. This enables us to provide specialist, commercially focused advice, tailored to your specific needs.
From planning issues to licensing applications, we ensure there are no barriers to your business activities, helping you to get the details right so that you can proceed with confidence.