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Filling in the short form below will instantly give you a set of contact details for people who can help you with a Planning Permission Application or Appeal in your local area. You will be provided with their full contact details, all within less than a second and you will then be able to contact them directly to discuss what level of service you require. Should you wish to place an order you would deal with them directly. There is no middle man.

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This website will help you find suppliers who provide property services.  When you enter your details and press submit, the system will immediately give you the contact details of the suppliers covering your local area.  Where appropriate, initial estimates will also be instantly provided. You can then contact any of the suppliers directly. In addition, your details will be sent to each of the suppliers listed, so they will also be able to contact you. Your details will not be forwarded to any other third parties. Your email address is required but if you do not want to provide your telephone number, please enter 0000. Using this website will not commit you to placing any orders or paying any money. If you do place an order with one of the suppliers, you will be dealing directly with them.  In most cases there is no middle man. Suppliers on this website pay advertising fees to be listed, they do not pay any commission to Local Surveyors Direct. Before placing an order you should ensure that your chosen supplier has satisfactory qualifications, accreditation, experience and insurance. You will receive an email from us requesting feedback a few weeks later. After that we will not use your details again.

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Filling in the short form above will instantly give you a set of contact details for people who can help you with a Planning Permission Application or Appeal in your local area. You will be provided with their full contact details, all within less than a second and you will then be able to contact them directly to discuss what level of service you require. Should you wish to place an order you would deal with them directly. There is no middle man.

Making an application for Planning Permission can be reasonably straight forward provided you are able to get good advice. When contemplating a project the first step would be to determine if Planning Permission is actually necessary. For most projects such as new build, house extensions, loft extensions etc, planning will of course be required. Are there any legal or other restrictions over the property? These may appear in your Title Deeds. Historic buildings will also have further requirements and permissions that will need to be taken into consideration. In addition to meeting planning requirements you may also have Building Regulations requirements that you will also need to be in compliance with.

Assuming that an application for Planning Permission is needed, the next step is to determine what the Local Authorities have in their overall plan for the local area and how you can taylor your requirement to hopefully fit within this. Getting a good understanding of how the application process works is important and it is also useful to get a good feel for how other people have approached similar situations. A good planning consultant should be able to help you through this process.

In some cases a Planning Application may be rejected. Keep in mind that you can always put in a Planning Appeal by modifying your application and hopefully getting it closer to meet the requirements of the planners. This can sometimes end up being a long and drawn out process. Using an experienced expert may make the process a lot quicker and a lot cheaper.

Filling in the form above will instantly give you a list of people who can help you. They will be a mixture of Building Surveyors, Structural Engineers, Architects, Drawing Technicians and other people familiar and experienced with the application process. In addition to their contact details you will also be given details of their experience and qualifications to help you make a choice. It should be useful for you to initially phone some of them and speak in general terms about your requirement. Before appointing a consultant and placing an order you should ensure yourself that your chosen supplier has satisfactory experience to provide the level of service that you require.
If you require help with Architectural Design, please click here.
If you do not require help with a planning application but just require help with meeting Building Regulations, please click here.

If you are looking for contact details for Mortgage Brokers then click here

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What do our Customers say about our Suppliers?

We send an email to all of our customers asking for feedback on our website, and on any of the suppliers they used.  These are some of their comments:

It was handy to post your query at just one place and getting feedback from experts. Saved a lot of time. I followed up with Outline Property Ltd. David contacted us within few days of posting our query. He is helping us in getting the planning permission and eventually constructing the fence. So far we are quite happy with the services of outline property.
Harsh, Edinburgh, Lothian
Good service from the website, gave me a starting point. I used Jeff Parsons. Selected Jeff as he is local and thought he would know local planners. He is now in process of preparing plans for submission. So far we are really happy with his service.
Ann, Malvern, Worcestershire
The website was very helpful. I followed up with Malcolm Percy of Building Design & Planning Consultancy and found them to be excellent and knowledgeable.
Grahame, Oldham, Greater Manchester.
Requested local architectures who could assist with planning permission with a new effluent treatment plant at an existing chemical production facility. Two companies contacted me within a day to discuss our requirements. I used Bare Architecture Ltd. Met with Barry McMullan on the 12th May, had his proposal on the 13th, check on the 14th to see if a building warrant was required and request for Planning Permission was submitted on the 15th May. Very quick and professional service without which we would have taken considerably longer to submit and with a high probability that we would not have provided all the necessary information which Barry took care of. Excellent service.
Gareth, Glasgow
Armo designed the plans for our house extension; a double storey side extension and rear single extension. Not only have we been incredibly happy with his fantastic designs, but he has been very supportive whilst we await planning approval from our local council, changing the designs where needed to suit everybody. He works very meticulously, and worked tirelessly to meet the specifations we gave him. I would highly recommend Armo Akanesyans - M. N. Architectural Studio to anyone.
Chloe, Ruislip

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