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Submission of Further Information

August 10, 2010

Just to recap, further information was requested on our planning application – this included clarification of the visibility to the left and right of our entrance, a landscaping plan and a redesign of the house.

Initially, we were gutted about the redesign as we’d put a lot of thought, effort and time into the submission but we just had to get on with it. We took on board the few notes they gave about why they felt the house design was not suitable (mainly due to it being a rural planning area) and designed a completely different house. The only element we retained with regard to layout was the split level which we loved and weren’t giving up! We also kept an overall contemporary feel to the project as a traditional style house was never what we had in mind.

Once the redesign was drawn up (which incidentally I loved more than the first one but H2b didn’t!), we set about having a landscaping plan done but the quotes we received were astronomical. Thankfully our engineer knew a reputable person who did us a good deal!

Once we had all of the requirements ready (which took about 4 months in total), we consulted with our local councillor who in turn, met with the planners to show them our redesign, compromised on a few small things and reported back that they seemed pretty happy so it was time to submit … and wait … again.

If you are asked for further information, I do recommend taking your time to submit it as you have 6 months and before you do so officially, ask a councillor to meet with the local authority on your behalf. The planners should give him/her an indication of whether or not you are on the right track as the last thing you want is to be refused permission as a refusal can be very hard to get revoked.

Once the requested information has been submitted, the local authority have 4 weeks to respond. They can at this stage, deny permission, grant permission with or without conditions or look for even more information.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Pippared permalink
    August 10, 2010 12:53 pm

    Jee there really is a lot of work involved in just getting the planning…..where I live is very rural and all the houses that have been built in the area recently look the exact same……the authroities obviously want it that way. Keep the posts coming anyway……..

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