Great ideas that have a visible impact on a place will require engagement with the planning process.  Whether this is directly through a planning application, or indirectly as part of local plan-making, planners are essentially checking whether your idea stacks up in relation to the public interest.  In addition to assessing whether your idea complies with relevant laws and planning policies, the process includes making your proposals available for comment by organisations and individuals, which can be taken into account when making a planning decision.  Discussing your idea early with your local planning department is consequently a must.  It can save you money and time in the long run!

Scott B Sullivan Associates includes a fully qualified, Chartered Town Planner with access to a wider network of  planning professionals that understand the processes involved and who are committed to making it as accessible and simple as possible.  We have particular expertise in the fields of environment and heritage, and are bound by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Code of Conduct.

Planning applications

  • Provision of planning advice
  • Preparation of planning consultation responses regarding a development
  • Liaising with planners, architects and developers
  • Development of planning application proposals
  • Preparation of required supporting environment and heritage statements and assessments
  • Freelance planning professional support
  • Public consultation support if you are a local authority or a developer

Planning policy

  • Preparation of planning consultation responses relating to local plan making
  • Preparation of environment and heritage based studies and strategies underpinning local policies
  • Development of other spatial strategies recognised by the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF)
  • Freelance planning professional support
  • Public consultation support if you are a local authority or a developer