THE START OF ANY PROJECT LIES IN THE PLANNING
At CLIFF+OCEAN we provide guidance on a wide range of planning applications across Cornwall, Devon and the south west of England. Our experienced team are able to offer support in submitting and managing the process, having over 60 years’ experience in the field.
Because no planning application is the same, we prepare a phased plan with associated costs and services so you have complete flexibility throughout the project’s lifecycle.
Depending on your project we will often advise that you make a pre-application enquiry. This inexpensive and quick process gives us the opportunity to speak to the right people, in confidence, drawing on our contacts and expertise at the earliest stage, to understand what opportunities or challenges we might face.
A full planning application involves the coordination of a wide range of services from architectural drawings to public and private consultations and construction surveys. We coordinate the entire process for you, whilst ensuring that you are kept informed and updated at every step.
If you’ve been unsuccessful in a planning application we can help you find the best route to success – be it redesign, counter arguments or policy review.
CERTIFICATES OF LAWFULNESS
A Lawful Development Certificate will prove to a local authority and local buyers that your project was legal at the point of construction. This could be works which were started on a planning application that lapsed 40 years ago, or if you are looking to use Permitted Development Rights, to extend or add to your home.
CLIFF+OCEAN has over a decade of specialist heritage experience. If you own a listed building or you are considering buying a listed building we can help in all aspects from planning through to construction.
It is not unusual for a perfect site to be located in an area with difficult planning constraints. Areas of outstanding natural beauty, areas with tree preservation orders, areas outside of development boundaries are all examples of issues which can block a planning application. We are experienced in national planning and local planning policy which relates to these constraints and will work with you to make the most compelling arguments to unlock your site.