It should normally take no more than 6-8 weeks from your application submission to obtaining a decision.
The process frequently does not run smoothly and being aware of the many pitfalls will help in navigating to a successful application and minimise the stress and uncertainty.
- national policy documents
- local development framework documents
- local councillor committees
- planning officers
Each local authority will have their own local development framework and having a detailed understanding of it can have a dramatic effect on the success of any application.
In the end, it is the quality of the relationship with your local planning officer that can have a crucial bearing on increasing your odds for success.
Losing an appeal can impact any future application for many years ahead so having the skills and knowledge to navigate this important stage of the process is fundamental.