For most types of building work, approval from the local authority planning department will be required. We will advise you at this stage whether a full planning application or Listed Building consent is needed or whether you are able to use your permitted development rights. The project is then developed from the feasibility and concept stage, with further emphasis on materials to be used and an appropriate level of detail added to internal room layouts. Once the scheme has been agreed, we then compile the necessary information and drawings into a planning application and submit this to the local authority. We would then keep an eye on the application during the planning process and liaise with the planning officer and respond to any queries they may have.