Pre-Purchase Advice

We receive a number of enquiries from people concerning development proposals on land or property they are interested in buying.

We initially speak to you on the phone regarding your potential purchase and future plans for change/development.

Subject to further research and a site visit (for which there is a fee*) we will report on:

Future building constraints
A report upon limitations or restrictions regarding using and developing the property or land such as Listing, being in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Sites of Special Scientific Interest, Flood Risk areas, Ancient Woodlands and Scheduled Monuments. We can guide you on the implications of each of these constraints.

We will advise you on any relevant Permitted Development Rights.

Planning History and Policy 
An examination of the planning applications that have been made, their outcome and where refused; the reasons for refusal.

A report on any National and Local Planning policy that is likely to influence your proposal.

Planning can be a highly complex matter and policies vary from Authority to Authority. Advice provided is based on our professional view taking into account any known constraints and the relevant Local and National Policies; however it cannot constitute a guarantee that planning permission will be granted.

*The fee depends on the complexity of your planned proposals for the property or site, and the size of the existing property and/or land, as well as distance from our offices in Cranbrook and Cirencester. Fees quoted are exclusive of VAT.

Home Buyer Due Planning Pack