With Vitality Planning and Design by your side, you can get a larger, more valuable development, a quicker decision and a greater chance of obtaining consent. This is because our planning consultant, Alexander Taylor, has detailed planning knowledge, expertise and experience gained from having previously worked for over six years at four different Local Planning Authorities, namely the London Boroughs of Sutton, Ealing, Harrow and Barnet. This unique work experience gives him an "insider's" view on how the planning system really works, and the knowledge to take advantage of this for your benefit.
With the current climate of government austerity and cut-backs, unfortunately many Councils do not have the resources to help developers with the complexities of planning law, policy, guidance, regulations and procedures, or if they do then they will charge a premium for this. This can result in there being more withdrawals, refusals, resubmissions and dismissed appeals. Many Councils are not concerned with helping you get permission, and often are not helpful to consultants working on your behalf.
Fortunately, due to our previous direct experience of Local Planning Authorities, and “insider” knowledge, we are experienced at dealing with and getting successful results with Councils and Planning Officers that are not cooperative or helpful. Unlike local Councils, our planning advice will help you get the most from your property, rather than just comment on a scheme that has been put forward.
Furthermore, our planning consultant is a full member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (the professional body that assures high standards and professionalism in town planning) which means that his abilities have been peer assessed against rigorous and stringent criteria, and he successfully demonstrated a high level of competence in his knowledge, experience and skills in planning. This membership also means that our planning consultant is bound to adhere to professional ethics and standards in his conduct and dealings, and is fully insured for professional indemnity and personal liability insurance.
Finally, our planning consultant also benefits from Computer Aided Design training, thus cutting out the need for an architect as well as a planning expert. For more information on our planning consultant's background and experience, please see his LinkedIn profile.