Dental Surgery Planning Applications

Whether you are upgrading existing premises or moving to new ones, planning applications and planning approval for dental surgeries can prove a lengthy and frustrating business. New, updated and revised legislation means you need expert advice if you want to avoid wasting time and money.

At Paradigm, we have years of experience in dealing with planning applications, resolving difficulties before they become problems and moving the process forward in the quickest possible time.

Government guidelines stipulate that minor planning applications should be determined within eight weeks of registration. However registrations can be delayed if the application, for whatever reason, is returned. Major developments have a longer timescale for determination.

Once an application has been registered it is then sent to all statutory committees for feedback. This in itself is a procedure which varies from authority to authority and with increasing amounts of information being required it has to be accepted that delays and frustration are often par for the course.

Planning Applications are classified in relation to use under the Classes Use order there are many uses that are not specifically categorised by the four main use classes. These classes are identified as sui generis. Sui generis uses are their own specific use and planning permission is normally required for any change of use. Do note that if you are considering purchasing a property without D1 use you should give us an early call as we have some useful information to give you.

If it all sounds confusing, don't be put off. It is a complex process and it can be long-winded. But because we understand what is involved, we are able to provide a comprehensive service that leaves you free to carry on running your dental practice with the minimum of interruption.

Whatever your plans, talk to us first and you could find that you save not just time and effort, but money too.

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