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OUR SERVICES

Pre-application advice is crucial to ensure your proposal adheres to the local requirements of the designated planning authority. Refused applications can be costly and the process is often complicated and difficult to understand.

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Not all construction work requires formal planning permission. Permitted development rights are a form of planning permission granted by Parliament rather than the local council, and if your development plans fall within certain restrictions, we can bypass submitting a planning application.

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If you’ve found out your planning permission has been rejected, don’t despair. An initial refusal does not necessarily spell the end for your prospective development.

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In the case of extending, enhancing or altering a listed building, any demolition, adjustment or extension that affects its character will require listed building consent from the local planning authority. This listed status covers the entire building, both internal and external, and you will need listed building consent regardless as to whether planning permission is required.

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In order to determine whether a potential site will work for a project, a development appraisal needs to be conducted. At Inception Planning, we provide land feasibility studies for landowners looking to sell their land at the best price, and also on behalf of developers seeking to procure appropriate sites for their projects.

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At Inception Planning, we are experts in identifying potential land opportunities for house builders and developers, and in helping landowners maximise the potential of their properties through our comprehensive site promotion services.

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Planning Consultancy Surrey

Whether you are a homeowner looking to improve your property, a developer embarking on a new project, a business looking to extend its premises or an architect in need of planning expertise, our planning consultants at Inception Planning can help.

Our planning consultants provide expert advice to clients in both the public and private sectors, and devise innovative and effective strategies to maximise results.

Our planning consultancy is based in Surrey. We are available to work across all of England and Wales, with our experienced planning consultants able to offer advice and guidance on all matters surrounding land use and building projects. In addition to this, we can also actively engage and negotiate on your behalf to help achieve the desired outcome, dependent on your level of requirement.

At Inception Planning, we pride ourselves on being able to provide an expert planning consultancy service for the bespoke needs of each client.

OUR SECTORS

Inception Planning provides high quality, expert planning advice to clients across residential, public, commercial and industrial sectors.
We offer all of our clients pre-application and planning advice, permitted development advice, planning appeals, heritage asset services, development appraisals and land acquisition and disposal opportunities.

Residential
Our residential planning consultants specialise in the provision of planning and development advice...

Residential

Our residential planning consultants specialise in the provision of planning and development advice for homeowners, developers, landowners and local authorities.

Public Sector
Inception Planning offers specialist consultancy services for organisations within the public sector.

Public Sector

Inception Planning offers specialist consultancy services for organisations within the public sector.

Commercial
Our bespoke commercial development consultancy services take into account the distinct requirements...

Commercial

Our bespoke commercial development consultancy services take into account the distinct requirements of clients within this sector, with a strategic view to obtaining success.

Industrial
Our planning consultants carefully consider all of our client’s requirements, utilising a wealth of knowledge ...

Industrial

Our planning consultants carefully consider all of our client’s requirements, utilising a wealth of knowledge and experience to locate, appraise and secure land fit for industrial purpose.

“The education department has used the services of Inception Planning (formerly Griffin Planning Consultancy) since 2010 to provide planning consultancy on all education related development. This has included the building and expansion of new/existing schools in addition to nursery and SEN facilities. In addition, they provide consultancy advice on estimating pupil numbers from new development.

Acting as the go-between with the Local Planning Authority, their input has been invaluable and has helped to ensure that sometimes complicated planning issues have been overcome; helping to ensure projects are delivered. Their knowledge of the planning system and the professionalism with which they approach their work is exceptional. I would highly recommend them.”

Chris Taylor, Head of School Property, Places and Admissions, Education & Learning
Bracknell Forest Council
“Inception Planning helped us to get outline planning permission for 21 houses on a vacant employment site, despite a lack of support from the local Council and previous refusals. In getting consent, they devised a planning strategy which emphasised the benefits of the development to the local community and focused on the requirements of national policy. This effectively bypassed the Council’s restrictive planning policies.

Following the granting of this permission, they have also helped with finding a buyer for the site and acted on our behalf during complicated negotiations over the land value. I would highly recommend Inception Planning and will look to use their services again in the future.”

Geoff Barron, Tomkins Barron Developments

Do you need planning consultancy?

Due to the increasing complexity and ever-changing nature of the planning system, the risk of undertaking planning applications without expert guidance can be an arduous and costly minefield.

Whether you believe your project to be reasonably straightforward or have complex demands, get in touch with our planning consultants first to ensure a smooth and rewarding process.

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