These are voluntary agreements between candidates and local planning authorities that help: advance planning advice allows candidates to get an idea of the adequacy of the development planned by our planning managers. If you want to arrange a meeting with a planner, you should use the application form for advance planning and follow the form`s instructions. An application can only be processed after the form, materials and tax have been submitted, if an application has been filed. For complex projects (of all development sizes) that include a series of pre-application meetings, our preferred option is to sign an AAE that would include a project planner and the opportunity to discuss the system in a series of design workshops to inform about the progress of the proposal. Any planning advice provided orally or in writing by public servants in the course of their duties is offered in good faith and is based on the information/justification provided. The advice is offered without the interest of an on-site visit or the participation of other advisors (non-internal and external), neighbours or other interested parties. Such views are therefore the personal opinion of this official and do not constitute a formal decision of the local planning authority and are not binding. The local planning authority is bound only if a formal application has been made and a formal decision has been made in writing. Much of the information you need to submit an application is also included in the planning area of our website. We receive a large number of calls, so please check our information online before contacting us. We cannot guarantee the outcome of a planning request, but by signing an AAE, make sure you have the best chance of getting a positive conclusion and that you get a higher level of officer and community involvement in your program. Sometimes it may be necessary to order qualified specialists to verify information submitted on viability, engineering, legal issues, wind, light, sustainability, environmental impact assessment or other areas recognized by the local planning authority and the applicant and requiring independent specialized advice.
The applicant bears the reasonable costs incurred by the Commission. These costs are subject to prior agreement and/or an appropriate cap on third-party taxes. These meetings provide an overview of key strategic planning issues and principles that should be addressed as part of a referenced planning application. These meetings should not be seen as an alternative to (level 2) of pre-consultation, during which detailed advice is offered to GLA and TfL officers on all issues. Since 2007, we have been offering London developers high-quality application advice for advance planning. This service allows developers to meet with our planning managers before providing a formal planning application. This enhanced service helps developers ensure that their developments are in line with the London plan and develops the London plan at an early start in the planning process, which speeds up the process for both applicants and the local planning agency. The conclusion of a planning service contract does not guarantee the building permit. A Planning Performance Agreement (AAE) is a voluntary agreement between the local planning authority and a potential candidate to provide a project management framework for the processing of a development proposal from the application for membership to the decision. Applicants are encouraged to request a pre-consultation before filing a planning application. Paying an AEA fee ensures that your application is processed on an agreed schedule with meetings to resolve issues encountered during the application process. However, it does not guarantee the granting of a building permit.
If the planning proposal is contrary to the guidelines adopted by the Council, the London plan or the national guidelines, it is recommended to be rejected