At Wilkinson Planning, we would always encourage that you seek at least the initial advice of a planning consultant, particularly if getting planning permission for your development is not going to be straightforward. Planning legislation and the channels involved can be highly complicated and specialised, and it is our speciality.
It is important to bring a planning consultant on board at the start of the development. The planning landscape in the UK is a continually evolving and dynamic landscape of legislation, process, and communication. Incorrect information given at the incorrect time can at least delay projects and developments, costing you time, potentially money, and undue stress.