How to successfully secure planning permission

When considering a house build project, the thought of planning permission usually fills people with dread. While the process can be known as a slow and painful time, the end result is often down to how prepared you are. Here are our top tips to get the best out of your planning process:

Start early

Local Planning Authorities annually review their Local Development Plans. Members of the public have the opportunity to comment on any land they want to promote or protect for development

Talk with an expert 

Talking to an expert ensures you have the smoothest possible journey towards planning permission. There may be easier alternatives you haven’t considered that also suit your requirements.

Do your research

A good way to tell if you will receive planning permission is to review the local area. Have similar proposals been accepted in the area before?


It is crucial that you keep your neighbours and members of the local community on your side. Discussing your plans with these people can reduce objections and therefore make the planning process easier and quicker. 


You may need to compromise on your original plans or offer additional benefits in order to gain permission. Therefore, it is important that you go into the process with an open mind. 

Don’t give up

It may take a while to get where you want but don’t give up. It will be worth it in the end.

If you need any advice on planning permission, feel free to email Fibre Architects:


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