I will co-ordinate and submit your application electronically through the Planning Portal saving me time and you money. Great care is taken to give each application its best chance of being validated by the Council first time.
Having managed planning enforcement and compliance teams and with ten years’ experience as an enforcer, I have the necessary skills, knowledge and experience should you find yourself in deep water with the Local Planning Authority.
I am a member of the National Association for Planning Enforcement [NAPE] and am proud to served on its Management Committee.
Planning appraisals give you an understanding of the issues relevant to your proposal. They can highlight its strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats and can help you make informed decisions to maximise your chances of success.
My articles have been published, I have presented workshops at national and local forums and have provided inter-authority enforcement training. I can help individuals, associations, committees and groups understand the planning process in detail.
I can confidently handle both formal complaints to your Council and the Local Government Ombudsman complaints procedures on your behalf. I have significant experience responding to formal and LGO complaints for Local Planning Authorities. If you are aggrieved at the way in which your local planning authority has handled a planning concern you may complain to the LGO, usually after going through the Council’s own complaints procedures first.
“Darren says it like it is, which is how I like advice served.”