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At Hunter Architects & Planners, we offer a dynamic combination of planning skills, services, certifications and experience making us an ideal planning partner for your build.

Our skills are in-house, available as a stand-alone service and naturally, for use in conjunction with our architectural design service.

Our sector planning knowledge includes commercial, residential, retail, leisure, community, education, historic and mixed-use sectors. We are familiar with a number of complex issues and have a fantastic record of securing planning permissions both by application and by appeal.

Our Planning:

• Planning application preparation, submission and monitoring
• Planning objections and planning committee representations
• Design and Access Statement preparation
• Planning obligation, CIL, unilateral undertaking and Section 106 agreement negotiations
• Planning and development appraisals
• Planning appeals, variation of conditions and amendments to approved schemes
• Certificates of Lawfulness
• Retrospective planning applications

Our Experience:

• Redevelopment, master-planning, brownfield/greenfield, conservation and heritage sites
• New homes on backland development
• Paragraph 55 of the NPPF (new houses outside settlement boundaries and of exceptional quality)
• Replacement dwellings in the Green Belt
• Remodelling and extensions in the Green Belt
• Permitted development
• Discharge of planning conditions
• House extensions
• Affordable and social housing
• Material and non-material amendments
• Conversions and listed building

We welcome the opportunity to discuss your project and aspirations with you, elaborate on our services and explore how we can help.

Useful Information

There are many things to consider when undertaking a housing project. These useful guides will guide you in the right direction.

 

Lifetime Homes

Lifetime Homes is a concept to develop flexible and adaptable homes which incorporate elements to support the changing needs of individuals and families at different stages of life.

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Secured By Design

Secured by Design is an official UK Police initiative which focuses on crime prevention at the design, layout and construction of homes.

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LABC Partner Scheme

The LABC Partnership scheme enables us to have a one-to-one working relationship with the local authority.

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Useful Information

There are many things to consider when undertaking a housing project. These useful guides will guide you in the right direction.

 

Improve Existing Homes

The BREEAM Domestic Refurbishment scheme is the industry standard certification process for improving existing homes.

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A Paragraph 55 Home

A paragraph 55 home relates to a home that is approved under the policy outlined in Paragraph 55 of the NPPF (National Planning Policy Framework).

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Green Belt & Your Home

The restrictions and opportunities for homes located in the Green Belt.

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Useful Information

There are many things to consider when undertaking a housing project. These useful guides will guide you in the right direction.

 

Barn Conversions

Creating a new home by converting an existing building.

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Garden Rooms/Orangeries

Let in the light and open up your home in by adding a bespoke Orangery or Garden Room.

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Speculative Residential

Project for planning approval only or for designs when there is no specific end user.

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This is personal

We recommend meeting face-to-face to discuss your planning aspirations.

A conversation sets everything in motion.

Contact us today