First and foremost, we aim to listen and understand your ideas so we can help you achieve your desired outcome. Most development ideas are achievable and we will work with your Local Authority’s Planning Department as best we can to get your design approved.
We’ll take care of all the practicalities, drawing up the design with our experienced architectural (CAD) designer, getting all the relevant approvals (planning permission, building regulations) in place so you are ready to go.
We’ll ensure the planning process is completed with the minimum of fuss, as quickly as possible, while still taking into account the inevitable changes to the original plans whether by the Council or yourself. Flexibility is key because with the best will in the world there’s always something you haven’t thought of, some details that only become apparent once the job’s underway.
And that’s where our experience comes in our ability to deal with the unexpected, our knowledge of how to put things right.
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XL PLANNING & DESIGN
Director/ Planning Consultant
Director/ CAD Technician
George is our ‘in-house’ qualified Cad Designer with over 15 years Cad experience. His background is construction, which he has been involved in since he left school, many years ago! George has carried out many roles within the construction industry. It was with this background that George ventured into design and Autocad, working within the design office of a local construction company for several years.
Glenn is a professional planner with over 10 years of experience in both private practice and local authority working. His particular strengths are in terms of his mediation and negotiation skills as well as an in depth understanding of the planning system through his time as a Planning Enforcement Officer, which combined, help to achieve the best solution that works for the client as well as the local authority.
Di joined the team at the start of 2016. She deals with all aspects of your application from the initial inquiry, monitoring applications and through to the final decision stage.
Amy is the first point of contact for all of our clients and deals with all the day to day administration. Amy also handles all of the financial aspects of the company.
Neil is a planning consultant with 15 years experience in planning working in the private and public sector. Previous projects have included working on multi billion pound projects such as the Olympic park in London and the single largest construction site in Western Europe at Hinkley Point. Neil has developed the ability to take a forensic approach to problem solving whilst balancing the interests of the client against what can be achieved.
One of the fundamental advantages of be being based in Mid Devon is that the vast majority of the planning work we carry out is based in rural areas, that are often outside of settlement boundaries. Planning policies tend to be more restrictive in these sorts of locations.
Building a new industrial unit or making changes to an industrial site can be a great way to maximise space for your business, and here at XL Planning we have successfully handled plenty of these sorts of applications, whether it’s the erection of a new industrial building, or the erection of an extension to an existing building.
Over the past few years we have found ourselves handling several large planning applications for solar-farm projects.
Planning applications for housing in some instances can be fairly simple, but in others can be very complicated. Several factors need to be assessed, such as site location, design and density issues, through to the local housing market, affordable housing.
We’re a step above the rest as when it comes to needing assistance with enforcement issues, as Glenn Crocker has 8 years of experience working as an enforcement officer at Mid Devon District Council.
Where surveys are required, we do offer a project management service, so you can leave all of the organisation to us, we’ll use our trusted contacts to produce the necessary survey work, and lease with the local authorities to make sure all of their criteria is met.
The most common applications we deal with currently are prior notification applications for the change of use of agricultural buildings (or barns) to dwellings. This is due to a new piece of planning legislation that was introduced on 6th April 2014. The legislation gives the ability to convert existing agricultural buildings in dwellings. There are however restrictions and conditions to the legislation, including maximum size and the potential need for surveys to be undertaken as well the submission of a prior approval application to the Local Planning Authority.
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At XL Planning & Design Ltd, we offer the one-stop solution to all of your planning requirements. The planning application process can be time-consuming with extensive criteria to adhere to. We offer a “one-stop shop”, where not only will we complete all of the planning works and statements that you require, but we can produce all of the planning drawings necessary as well.
We have a vastly experienced team that have not only worked as consultants, but as planning officers at several different Councils, so we know exactly how to work the planning system. We make sure that the Council get what they need to be able to give your proposal the highest chance of success as possible.
Address: 1a Fore Street, Cullompton, EX15 1JW