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How to Save Thousands on Planning and get your Application Approved First Time

A step-by-step guide to successful planning applications by award winning architect John Dyer Grimes


Property development is risky and if your application fails it will be you that pays the price!

But, if you read this step-by-step guide and understand how the process works and get the right professional help, I guarantee, it will be worth it.

In this planning guide you will learn:

  • What planning permission is and why you need it before starting work on a property
  • Who is involved in the process and why it is crucial to keep them informed and on-side
  • What the ten most important questions are that you need to ask yourself before starting a project
  • What you should expect from an architect and what questions you need to ask them to make sure that they are the right architect for you
  • Why submitting a pre-application and meeting a planning officer could save you thousands
  • Why the last way you want your neighbours to learn about your plans is by a letter from the council

Discover the three step plan that we call Concept, Plan, Build

About John Dyer-Grimes…

John Dyer-Grimes is widely regarded as a leading authority on Private homes for individual clients. Over two decades John has shown hundreds of homeowners and homebuyers alike how to transform their period properties, design ultra contemporary sustainable new homes and radically push the boundaries of planning.

He shows celebrities, wealthy couples and visionary entrepreneurs how to maximise the space and fluidity of their new home through his visionary design that extends the full spectrum of period chic to ultra contemporary. Every year John helps a select number of private clients to achieve their dreams of creating beautifully designed and built family homes.

He has been featured extensively in national and international magazines and on television with Sarah Beany.

John Dyer-Grimes is widely regarded as a leading authority on Private homes for individual clients and has been award “Best Family Home” by The London Evening Standard, The International Design & Architecture Awards and The Sunday Times.

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John proved to have great conceptual ability with our brief and demonstrated meticulous attention to detail. Throughout the project John and his team worked closely with us, and our builders, meeting regularly to ensure that our home evolved at each stage and any necessary adaptations progressed into satisfying solutions without compromising our vision.

John’s expertise, flexibility and empathy led us to the beautiful home we have today and we would highly recommend Dyer Grimes to anyone who wants to build a home that is unique.

Nicky Maude - White Lodge, Oxted

We initially stumbled over Dyer Grimes while searching the Internet looking for architects to look after the conversion of four flats into one. After interviewing several architects it became immediately clear that we wanted to appoint Dyer Grimes.

So what made the difference? Besides from the fact that we love their work, John and his team showed their ability to listen carefully to what we wanted and come back with great solutions. John rightfully prides himself as someone who really understands what he's doing.

Andrew Schwager & Frederike Von Cranch - South Kensington

Getting planning permission shouldn't be a nightmare...

Avoid wasting thousands on costly appeals when an application is rejected

Follow this step-by-step guide to planning permission now

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