2. Planning applications
BPS provides a wide range of planning consultancy and development services to our clients, however, we specialise in the preparation, co-ordination and lodgement of planning applications.
We prepare planning applications for lodgement to the relevant local authority. We work on small (e.g. house extensions, sheds, signage, etc.), medium (e.g. changes of use, new house applications, etc.), large (new apartment schemes, mixed use schemes, commercial schemes, etc.) and very large planning applications (e.g. Strategic Housing Developments, Infrastructure schemes, etc.).
In the past 20 years, the making of a planning application has become increasingly complex and onerous as new legislation and regulations are regularly issued. We ensure that this complicated work is managed in an expert manner. This work involves ensuring that your planning application form is completed correctly. That your site and newspaper public notices are correctly worded. That your planning application is properly prepared and presented. That your planning application is lodged on time.
During a local authority’s assessment of a planning application further information can be requested. We work closely with clients to ensure that such requests are properly addressed. Our aim is to try to work through the planning process as quickly as possible and to respect a project’s budget.
We have extensive experience of working as key members of multi-disciplinary project design teams, ensuring that the best results for our clients are delivered.
We provide a project management, planning strategy and expert advice role on each planning application we are involved in.
We have a good working relationship with local authorities, and we are committed to delivering the best solutions for each client’s planning needs. We have considerable experience in the preparation of planning appeals and responses to An Bord Pleanála including providing expert advice at Oral Hearings.