Planning Drawings & Applications to your local authority

Planning Approval

Planning Drawings & Applications to your local authority

Planning approval is concerned with the alteration of the appearance, size or change of use of a building. If you are thinking about extending your home, the issue of planning approval must be considered from the start. We offer a one stop service, to ease you through the potential minefield of the planning system and assist with all requisite post planning matters in an efficient and cost effective manner. It may be possible for your proposals to be carried out within your Permitted Development rights (the development work must meet certain strict criteria in relation to size, volume, proximity to other homes, etc). We would be able to advise you on this point during our initial free consultation. It is always advisable to apply to the Council to obtain formal approval for this work; this would require the submission of appropriate drawings and / or calculations. If this applies in your case, we would be able to prepare the necessary plans and documentation for submission to the local authority in order to obtain a Lawful Development Certificate.

We offer an initial free no obligation consultation to come along and discuss your requirements and ideas, talk through the process and answer any questions you may have. Upon instruction, we will take a full measured survey of your home and prepare plans of the building as it is; from these plans of the existing building we can, closely with you, design the proposed scheme, providing drafts throughout the process for your discussion and approval. We will work closely with you from your first instruction through to your completed design. We will then prepare and submit the final agreed plans and all the necessary paperwork to the appropriate Council and carefully follow your application through to determination. We have a close working relationship with many of the local Council planning departments and are able to liaise with them throughout the process to ensure the application runs smoothly.

Whilst we are based in London, we are more than happy to travel further afield. Our very competitive fees are based upon the type and size of the project and include all reasonable edits to the produced plans, allowing for minor alterations and clarifications.


Please call us on 07976 510827 or 020 8578 0155 to talk through your ideas and
arrange a free no obligation consultation and quotation.

When we were looking at the possibility of converting our loft, we asked Paul Twyman at PDS Planning to come in and talk to us about our options. His drawings and vision became our dream and we now have the space we really wanted