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With our in-house planning agents, Resi gives your project the best chance of first time success.




With our in-house planning agents, Resi gives your project the best chance of first time success.

What is the planning stage?

During planning we’ll help you apply for one of two things: planning permission or a lawful development certificate.

A lawful development certificate is recommended if your project comes under your permitted development rights. It’s proof to both your local authority and future buyers that your build was legal at the point of construction.

If your project doesn’t come under permitted development rights, you are legally required to obtain planning permission, whereby your local authority will assess your proposed design.

In both scenarios, we’ll help put together a planning package that includes: your existing drawings, proposed designs, plus the verifying information required by your planning authority. Applications typically take 8 weeks to reach a decision, and during this, our planning agents will liaise on your behalf. Ensuring you have the best chance of first time approval.

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Stages of planning support

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Our planning team will work with your designer to package up your project, ready for submission.

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Planning fee

We’ll let you know when and how to pay your planning authority’s application fee - this is separate to the cost of our package.

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Application submission

Fee paid, we’ll upload your application. Ensuring the planning authority has everything they need going forward.

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Your local planning authority will confirm the application is suitable for review.

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Planning officer assigned

Once your application has been given the go ahead, your local authority will assign their own planning officer to work with our own team.

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Neighbour consultation

During this 2-3 week window, your neighbours will be able to feedback on your proposed project.

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Application assessment

This is the final stage before a verdict is given. At this point, we do our best to provide any extra information the planning officer might need.

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Whether your project faces approval or rejection, we’ll guide you through the next steps of your project.

Next Steps

Planning secured, it’s time for the technical details

Once you’ve secured planning approval, your next step will be to get your project in line with UK building regulations. These are a set of statutory requirements that all buildings must meet in order to create a safe and healthy environment to inhabit.

Because of the level of technical detail required, and the amount of professionals involved, it’s best to wait until you’ve received planning approval before moving onto this step. Once you are ready, Resi can help get this stage of your journey under way.

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The Details

We handle the nitty gritty for you

Who s involved

Who's involved?

Our in-house planning agents mean you’re in safe hands
  • When your project is ready, we’ll assign you one of our expert planning agents. This team helps hundreds of homeowners secure planning approval every year - so they know their stuff!
  • Once your application has been submitted, your local authority will assign your project a planning officer.
  • Throughout the process, we’ll liaise with this planning officer on your behalf.
What does it cost

What does it cost?

Here’s the ins and outs of our pricing
  • Our planning package starts at £750, and includes both the creation of proposed designs and our planning support.
  • If you require a measured survey, this can be added for an additional fee, starting at £250.
  • Prices are determined by the size of your project and complexity of the proposed design.
  • You’ll also need to pay an application fee directly to your local authority. This is typically between £180-250.
What are the timings

What are the timings?

There’s no rushing planning, so make sure you account for these waits in your timeline
  • Preparing your application will take 3-5 working days.
  • Validation can take anywhere from 7-14 days, all the way up to 5 weeks.
  • Once your planning officer has been assigned, a decision typically takes 8 weeks to be reached.
  • During this 8 weeks, your neighbours will be given a 2-3 week window to offer any feedback.
What are the benefits

What are the benefits?

Getting your home measured professionally has a range of benefits
  • Avoid common planning mistakes that lead to rejection.
  • Stop yourself from getting bogged down with admin, as we handle your application.
  • With our architects to hand, small design changes can be made there and then, securing first time approval.

Talk to an expert

Not sure which planning route is right for you? Book in a free consultation with our experts.

Understanding the other stages

A step by step guide to creating your happy space

Measured survey

Measured Survey

Our team visits your home to get the existing measurements of your home as it stands today.
Proposed design

Proposed Design

See your project come to life as we establish what your future space will look like.
Building regs

Building Regulations

These highly detailed drawings ensure your building will be safe and legal when constructed.


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