Most people are aware of the need for planning permission for most projects. However, understanding where heritage sits within this and valuing the work is still lacking. Given the extent of history and heritage in this country, you are likely to be, or be near, something of age and significance. Therefore, it is vital you speak to a professional heritage consultant as early as possible.
The counter point to this is how many clients come to us after the fact and desperately need our help. The application was submitted and marked invalid because it needs a heritage statement or a heritage impact assessment. Or, the application was refused because of the lack of sufficient information about the heritage implications. It is more of a challenge to get involved at this stage, especially as the proposal has already been established. If we are involved early, we can make recommendations about what report is required, if the works need to be amended and made less harmful, in order for a less harmful solution to be found etc.
It is always worth making a quick phone call or email to us in the first instance to get some initial and free advice from our heritage consultant. This will definitely save you and/or your client time and money.
Our key heritage reports are:
Some of the benefits of commissioning Parker Planning Services for your heritage work are:
Commercial, Heritage Consultancy, Tourism and Leisure
Archaeology Consultancy, Heritage Consultancy, Residential