Cross & Prior
Established Since 1910

0208 715 0555

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Planning Consultancy


Planning made simpler!

Helping you unlock the potential of your investment...


For anyone owning or investing in property, virtually most projects you wish to do to your home, building and land will require planning consent or a certificate of lawfulness, since planning authorities at all levels are almost constantly developing and reviewing policy, this has made the planning system increasingly complex, even for those who are familiar with the process. Thus, more than ever, obtaining expert advice will play a key role in determining whether you will be able to maximise the value of you property or development potential of land.

Cross & Prior are highly experienced and uniquely placed with a broad range of expertise to offer you unbiased, yet well informed advice and clear recommendations at all times. We are up to speed with the most recent legislative changes, and we approach each planning project in a positive, intelligent, flexible and properly researched manner, drawing on our vast experience in dealing with local authority and extensive knowledge of all types of planning applications, and ultimately, have achieved many successful outcomes for our clients.

     Through Cross & Prior Expertise
     Cross & Prior understand the significance of providing astute planning advice to
     assist our clients in their individual planning needs and help guide their applications
     through the process to achieve the best result, as nowadays, securing permission
     has become an increasingly difficult, expensive and time consuming task. Therefore,
     we will make sure your project adds value, and it is affordable, lawful, but essentially
     is suitable for its intended purpose.

     We have a thorough and up-to-date knowledge of the ever changing planning system,
     excellent research skills to determine the current position with a view to any local
     development framework, and the ability to advise how best to make representations
     regarding proposed or existing cases, to ensure our clients always remain a step
     ahead in the planning process. Above all, we always do our upmost to guarantee
     timely and costly mistakes are avoided at all costs.

     We pride ourselves on being persistent and have a long proven track record of
     achieving positive outcomes in the quickest time possible for our clients. Our strengths
     lie in our proactive approach to represent your interests and meet your objectives,
     and we strive to create the most effective and practical planning and design solution
     that is achievable for your proposal, with the purpose of ensuring the best possible
     chance of successfully obtain your planning consent.



     Our Planning Consultancy Services
     Whether it is in use or vacant, residential, commercial, or just scrubland, there is
     always a good chance that some alternative use could increase its value. Applying
     for planning permission can often be challenging and frustrating with the complicated
     planning process and the stringent planning regulations, hence obtaining professional 
     advice in order to realise the full potential of your project, has never been so important.

     Cross & Prior will help you in assessing development opportunities, analyse the
     possibilities, and advise on a suitable strategy, and we can be involved with your
     project from concept stage, right through to detailed design and on site completion.
     We are able to offer a number of services, including:

     Consultation, analysis and advising on pre-application strategy

     Identifying the strengths of your proposed planning applications and knowing how 
     to overcome any weaknesses, can make a significant difference between success
     and failure in receiving the all important planning permission, so it is imperative to
     ask for early consultation from experts.

     We will always provide you with a straightforward and upfront assessment of the 
     prospects and constraints of your project, and our involvement from the initial stage
     will not only help safeguard against any unforeseen issues at a later date, but also
     can substantially reduce the time and cost.

     Preparation, submission and negotiation of planning applications               

     A planning application is more than likely to be determined quickly and effectively
     with a favourable outcome if it is well prepared and carefully managed throughout 
     the entire planning process, therefore it is essential to get things right from the outset
     to avoid unnecessary delay.

     We will offer you a tailored and cost-effective service to meet your personal
     requirements by preparing a bespoke case to support your proposal, monitoring
     the progress through each stage of the process, negotiating the best result for you,
     and dealing with any issues arising efficiently.

     Reviewing, advising and preparation of planning appeals

     Although we work closely with our clients to secure planning permission wherever
     possible, from time to time it is necessary to appeal a refusal for a number of reasons
     such as if you are unhappy with the resulting decision, the lack of a decision, or you
     have received an enforcement notice.

     Every case is different, so we will always suggest the best type of planning appeal
     and the most appropriate procedure based on your situation. We will also carry out
     all relevant and detailed research in the required manner that will give you the best
     opportunity for a successful appeal.

     Managing, overseeing and delivering the final building project            

     Every build project will require decision making, time management, and problem
     solving, and a professional project management team can take away the stress and
     difficulty that may come across with building works, in order to make sure that the
     project runs to budget and on time.

     We are committed to manage your project every step of the way from inception to
     completion, and we will keep you informed of progress with up to date feedback of
     all aspects of the project, and most importantly, to ensure you get the highest
     standards and best value for money.

     If you have a project, find out more about our Project Management service
     and see how we use our knowledge and experience to deliver real value to our
     clients. If you have an idea or concept, you are looking to explore, Contact Us 
     today to arrange a free consultation.



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