MIKE SIBTHORP PLANNING
MIKE SIBTHORP PLANNING
We are able to advise on the planning issues relevant to your development proposals, and the likely prospects of success. We are able to discuss your proposals with the local authority and any key bodiess likely to be involved in the assessment and consideration of your application. We are also able, through an extensive range of associates, to undertake investigatory works to determine scheme feasibility (for example, architects, highways consultants, ecologists and archaeologists).
Most Councils now charge to provide pre-application advice. We are able to offer advice on the planning prospects of your proposal, or, to undertake pre-application consultation with the local authority in accordance with their pre-application procedures. Contact Us
MSP are able to offer advice on any procedural planning matters and questions; including application procedures, policies, development plan and enforcement procedures as well as any associated regulatory procedures. Contact Us
Through our range of associates we are able to advise on the feasibility of development projects and appropriate marketing strategies. Contact Us
We are able to advise on the planning appeals process and the likely prospects for success, together with advice upon the most appropriate steps to take following a refusal of permission. Go to Appeals page.
Access to legal advice
If the planning issues involved in your case are particularly complex, we are able to directly instruct specialist property or planning barristers to advise on the issues involved and appropriate strategies to address and resolve the issues. Contact Us
If you are aggrieved about the way in which your application or representation has been considered, we are able to advise you on whether there is are avenues of recourse via the Local Government Ombudsman, or through any local complaints procedures. Contact Us
Advice on planning enforcement issues
if you are experiencing difficulties as a result of an enforcement or non-compliance issue, we are able to advise on the most appropriate strategy to deal with these matters. This may take a variety of forms, including submission of an application, condition variation or the submission of an enforcement notice appeal. See our Enforcement page
Not fournd what you are looking for? Go to our Glossary page for an A-Z listing of common planning terms and links to the services we provide
If you have a planning enquiry of any sort. Contact us
Fixed rate appraisal
We can provide a fixed rate appraisal of the planning prospects for your site. Contact Us
Avoid Council pre-application fees
Most Councils now charge for pre-application planning advice. Speak to us first for an appraisal of your prospects of securing planning permission. Contact Us
We work closely with a wide range of specialists, including architects, surveyors, highways consultants, drainage engineers, noise consultants, archaeologists, heritage specialists and ecologists. Where your planning proposals require other specialist inputs, we can recommend specialists to you and arrange competitive quotes for their services.
Do I need planning permission?
A frequently asked question is "Do I need planning permission?" Certain works, sometimes quite substanial in scale, and some changes of use, are classed as 'permitted development' and do not require a further planning permission. Some works are classed as 'permitted development', but require a Council's 'prior approval' before the works can be undertaken. It is possible to seek a Cerificate of Lawfulness that formally establishes whether planning permission is required. We can advise you whether your project requires planning permission, and if required, submit a Certifciate of Lawfulness on your behalf. Contact Us