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Planning & Design

Providing expert planning advice to help maximise the value of land and property through new development.

Stags planning and development consultants provide expert planning advice across the south west and beyond, and can help maximise the value of land and property through new development.  Our team have a proven track record of success in assisting a wide range of property owners with all types of development. We also have the benefit of an in house drawing team, meaning we can undertake all aspects of your project.

Within our team are both Chartered Surveyors, and Chartered Town Planners as well as having experience of working in local authority planning within the Town Planning discipline and in particular in the Minerals and Waste sector. This, combined with our ability to work with in-house; design, agency, agricultural and other teams, means that Stags can assist with any aspect of the planning process, whatever the type of project.


Our Design team has a wide range of knowledge of building design and construction along with a clear focus and initiative to help achieve high quality buildings and development across the West Country – delivering ambitious yet practical designs of the highest standard.

Across every stage of development, Stags design team look to provide high quality customer care and we work collaboratively with our agency and planning teams to help unlock added value with both practical problem solving and deliverable designs. 


How can we help?

Our Planning services include

  • Project co-ordination and lead consultancy services
  • Pre-purchase assessment and advice
  • Site appraisals
  • Class Q permitted development right and other permitted development right submissions
  • Planning strategy formulation
  • Development agreement and developer negotiation
  • Strategic site promotion including SHLAA submissions/local plan representation
  • Portfolio review and assessment of development options
  • Planning application preparation and submission
  • Negotiation of planning (S106) agreements and Community Infrastructure Levy advice
  • Consultation and engagement with communities
  • Enforcement advice and appeals
  • Planning appeals by all methods
  • Rural development including occupational dwellings and tie removal
  • Direct instruction of Counsel
  • Listed building and conservation area applications
  • Minerals and waste development
  • Certificates of lawfulness
  • Environmental Impact Assessment

Our Design services include

  • Identifying client requirements and feasibility studies
  • Preliminary discussions with local planning departments
  • Concept drawings using free hand or Computer Aided Design (CAD)
  • Preparation of drawings for planning applications
  • 3D imaging and designs
  • New building, conversion and refurbishment projects
  • Large residential development site masterplans
  • Residential extension services
  • Working drawings and Building Regulations submissions.

Additionally, we are able liaise with and manage other professionals on your behalf, including engineers, surveyors and other consultants to ensure the full suite of information relevant to your project is secured and our team are dedicated to ensuring interactions with planning and building control bodies are as smooth as possible.

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