The Development Planning Proces

The Development Planning Process.

Stanway Little Associates (SLA) are Chartered Town Planners and Chartered Architects.
SLA provide specialist support to clients involved in the planning and development process.
SLA provide considerate personal and professional services covering all areas of the development, planning and building design process. SLA focus on achieving success and are responsive to our clients’ requirements and aspirations. We strive to work effectively with our clients to achieve successful outcomes while remaining cost effective.
Much of our work comes from personal recommendation from previously satisfied clients.
Services Provided
As Chartered Architects and Chartered Town Planners, SLA are ideally placed to help clients and provide specialist town planning and architectural design consultancy to effectively manage the planning process for our clients.
Amongst the services provided are:
General Planning Consultancy
Site Appraisal and feasibility
Listed Building and Conservation Areas consultancy
Planning negotiations
Design of outline and detailed development proposals
Heritage, Planning and Design and Access Statements
Planning Applications and Appeals
Lawful Development Applications and Appeals
Enforcement Appeals.


Heritage and Conservation

SLA have experience over five hundred heritage projects which often have unique planning problems that arise from working with listed buildings and their settings. These unique problems often include special landscape considerations, land and buildings in conservation areas and other special requirements.
Our specialist town planning and architectural skills are brought to bear to enable sensible progress to be made to help clients with their Heritage projects including advice, appraisals, negotiations, heritage statements, pre-application consultancy, listed building and conservation area applications and appeals against refusal of listed building consent and conservation area refusals and applications to delist listed buildings deemed no longer worthy of listing.
Listed Building and Enforcement Appeals:
Advice, appraisals, negotiations and appeals against listed building enforcement notices.
Conservation Areas:
Advice, Appraisals, negotiations, pre-application consultancy, conservation area applications and appeals against refusal of conservation area consent.


Lawful Development

SLA provides consultation and advice and enters into negotiations and submits applications for certificates of lawful development and makes appeals against refusal of a lawful development certificates for both categories being for:
Certificates of lawfulness of existing use or development (CLUEDS)
Certificates of lawfulness of proposed use or development (CLOPUDS)


Planning Enforcement

Planning Enforcement is used by Councils to control development that has been carried out without planning permission. SLA have extensive experience of dealing with Planning Enforcement issues, whether this is from the point of view of a complainant or, more commonly, someone being investigated for an alleged breach of Planning Control and being subject to an Enforcement Appeals. We can help to save a situation if approached in time by conducting negotiations with the Council concerned; ensuring that requested information from the Council is supplied accurately. If negotiations fail and an Enforcement Notice is issued, we can often achieve a successful outcome for our clients, through advising on and conducting an Appeal against the Enforcement Notice. Our services also extend to providing similar services for Listed Building Enforcement Notices and Tree Replacement Notices.