Yes, a Planning Permission does add value to your land. In fact, no house has ever faced any form of backlash after adding a Planning Permission to it. And you can even draw one by yourself as well. But, it all depends upon the city you are looking for and how the Local Planning Authorities are. In general, Planning Permission opens opportunities for a builder to modify the building that certainly increases the market value of that place. But the location of your property has a huge impact on value addition.

With houses in London or in Leeds have relatively higher value addition than houses in other parts of England. Another thing that adds value is the type of modification you have done or you are planning to do. Having permission to add another room or hall or even a whole floor will bring more customers who can turn out to be your potential buyers.

Planning Permission of an empty plot can also increase the value by a lot. If you have the Planning Permission to turn a barren or an empty plot of land into a residential plot, the prices will go through the roof in no time. But keep in mind that a Planning Permission can only last 3 years so you have to work accordingly.

How Planning Consultants plays part in adding value to your land?

The expertise of a Planning Consultant will not only get you that Planning Permission but also increases the land value. These are the methods a Planning Consultant will use to improve your land value:

Involvement at the very beginning of the Planning Process.

The insights given by a planning consultant are highly precise and well studied. Their years of experience will tell you exactly how to form the application so that it won’t get rejected by the council.

Preparing the Application.

Requiring the Planning Permission demands a well written and documented application. Planning Consultants are well versed with the planning legislation to make sure your application doesn’t contain any red flags.

Support you will the Appeal Process.

A complex project faces many setbacks especially when a Council changes its members. This is where planning Consultants come into play as they will represent you during the appeal and can even help you with your VCAT representation. There are many types of Appeals and Planning Consultants will help you to make one.

Having a Planning Permission will in fact increase the value of your land but a Planning Consultant is the professional you will go to in order to obtain the Planning Permission. Many times complex plans are prone to get rejected by the Planning Department and therefore having a Planning Consultant by your side will increase the chances to get that Permission.

When and Why do you need a Planning Consultant?

A Planning Consultant will be needed throughout your project. We have categorised your project into three parts for your convenience:

Application and Permission Part:

You can hire a Planning Consultant while forming an application. They will analyse your blueprint and then help you construct a fantastic Planning Application to get you the Planning Permission.

Acquiring the Planning Permission is very important as without this, you may receive an enforcement Notice ordering you to halt/ undo all your work.

Planning Permission can be needed if:

  • You’re building something new from scratch.
  • You’re making a major change in your building i.e. adding another floor.
  • You’re changing the use of your building.

To find whether you need planning permission, visit your Local Council to contact your Local Planning Authority (LAP).

Planning Part:

You can hire a Planning Consultant at the very beginning of your project, i.e., at the Planning Phase. Most people make a common mistake by hiring an Architect. It is good to hire one for designing purposes but many a time, Architects overlook certain environmental or developmental aspects which, later on, creates an issue that might lead to a halt of your project.

This, however, can be solved by hiring a Planning Consultant who knows architecture as well. They can guide you through every planning step and consult you whenever you require their help so you will not face any planning, development or environmental issues.

Appeal Phase:

You can hire a Planning Consultant when you have to make an appeal to the Council. Appeals are of many times and can be tricky if you make even a minute mistake. Two of the situations for writing an appeal would be, when your Planning Permission Application gets rejected and when you receive an Enforcement Notice.

In both cases, you have to have an in-depth knowledge of the Planning Law and you should know your way around the Planning Policy. You also have to be updated with the latest variations in the legislation.

Hiring a Professional will be much more efficient and can save you time and money. Their years of experience will give them an upper hand over other cheap rookie consultants and they will be able to explain the process and steps in detail for you to understand.

Why us?


Planning Enforcement Limited is a team of experts specialised in both architectural work and Planning Consultancy as well. They will not rest unless delivering the best result that you desire. They do not want to risk your project with uncertain hands, hence their team has individuals with over 20 years of experience in this field. All they care about is Customer Satisfaction, therefore, they will always give honest and straightforward advice with full transparency. The ultimate goal is to make the whole process as simple as possible so someone with no knowledge of How these things work can easily comprehend it.


How much does a planning consultant cost?

Costing primarily depends on the scale of your project. From Design Permission to Just consultation, Prices varies from consultant to consultant. But the average would be around £450.

Are planning consultants worth it?

Yes, absolutely they are worth every penny of yours. In fact, the whole planning process, if not done correctly, can delay the whole project by years. A Planning Consultants can navigate you through every legal process and get you out of any planning-related issues.

What is the role of a planning consultant?

The role of a Planning Consultant will get you out of any situation that you are stuck in at the beginning or during your building project. If your project leads to multiple intricacies to get planning permission and you have to interpret Planning Policy and Local Development Plans, a Planning Consultant on your side will only make this whole Planning Process smoother than ever and you will be reassured with the results as well.

How do I choose a planning consultant?

Choosing the best planning consultant for your project is very easy when you follow our steps.

What do town planning consultants do?

Planning Consultants help, supervise, and advise you with every planning related issues that you might face at any stage of your construction project. They will help you acquire the planning permission and/or in case of application rejection, they will help you to appeal for the permission.