Buildings affect everyone, not only their owners and users.
Consequently all but a very few new building projects require planning approval.  The issues that relate to planning are complex and specialist.  It is important to ensure that the requirements of the planning system are fully considered at the earliest point in the design process, so you can avoid any unnecessary work, cost and frustration associated with designing a building that is unlikely to satisfy the planners.
Waterland Associates have a wide experience in negotiating with planning authorities on your behalf and where appropriate, working with specialist planning consultants to ensure that the most suitable design goes forward to the planning stage, maximizing the chances of obtaining planning consent.