What about planning and other permissions
Our Planning Service
Through many years experience, CROWN has become very adept at dealing with planning departments - and we provide planning advice and strategy free of charge as required. This allows you to get on with your business and lest us make sure that we all get it right first time. We will handle your planning submission and application, and our experts will guide this through every step of the way.
Our only conditions are that you pay a deposit on the order, which we will refund should the application fail, and we reserve the right to refuse projects where permission is unlikely to be granted. Please call us and we’ll talk about your exciting developments in more detail.
Legal & Planning - Some basic guidelines
- Any 'development' requires Planning Permission from the regional planning authority.
- A 'development' would be considered as a permanent fixture to, under, over and onto land.
- All permanent ground fixtures or electrical cables would usually be classified as a 'development'.
- Planning Permission may be required even if the land is private, particularly if the 'development' is overlooked by neighbours - to assess impact upon the area.
- Planning Permission is usually required when the 'development' alters the external appearance of a property. The installation of awnings for example would usually require planning permission.
Advertising that is fixed permanently and stands more than 1m high will require Advertising Consent. Advertising that is portable and removable should not require Advertising Consent. Printed awnings that are retractable may not require advertising consent - but this varies greatly depending on the regional planning authority.
The law on what constitutes a legal smoking shelter is open to interpretation throughout the varying regional planning departments. As an approximate guide - a smoking shelter must be 1/2 open at the sides. CROWN has more experience in this area as anyone and sat on many committees and panels advising of the ban and its implementation during the 2007 roll out stage.
NOTE:Equipment that is fully portable would not normally require Planning Permission. Such equipment that is placed outside the owner's land or curtilage (e.g. on public highway) would require Planning Permission and a Street Cafe/Outdoor Seating/Table & Chair Licence.