Streamline Your Planning Application Process with Bromilow Architects

Navigating the complexities of gaining planning permission in Wirral can be daunting and time-consuming. At Bromilow Architects, we understand the intricacies of the planning system and are here to simplify the process for you. Our experienced team is well-versed in local policies, and procedures, ensuring that your planning application stands the best chance of success.


Why Choose Us for Your Planning Application?


Expertise and Experience: With years of experience in the industry, our architects have a deep understanding of the planning process. We stay up to date with the latest regulations and guidelines, allowing us to provide informed advice tailored to your specific project. Whether you require planning permission for a residential, commercial, or mixed-use development, our expertise ensures that your application is accurate, comprehensive, and compliant.

Tailored Approach: We recognize that every project is unique, and we take a personalized approach to each planning application. Our team will work closely with you to understand your objectives, aspirations, and constraints. By comprehensively assessing your site and considering local context, we develop a bespoke strategy to maximize the chances of success while aligning with your vision.

Planning Application Services

Feasibility Studies

We conduct thorough feasibility studies to assess the viability of your project within the planning framework. This includes evaluating site constraints, planning policies, and local regulations to provide you with a clear understanding of the potential opportunities and challenges.

Pre-Application Consultation

We facilitate pre-application consultations with the local planning authority on your behalf. This process allows us to gain valuable insights into their expectations, address any concerns or queries, and build a positive rapport, setting the stage for a smoother application process.

Design Development

Our talented architects collaborate closely with you to develop a design that balances your vision, functional requirements, and planning considerations. We ensure that your design complies with relevant guidelines and policies, enhances the local environment, and respects the character of the area.

Planning Application Preparation

Our team meticulously prepares all the necessary documentation for your planning application, including site, floor plans, elevations, design and access statements, and supporting reports. We pay meticulous attention to detail, presenting your project in the best possible light to the planning authorities.

Application Management and Liaison

We manage your planning application from submission to decision, engaging with the relevant stakeholders and addressing any queries or objections that may arise. Our team will keep you informed throughout the process, providing regular updates and guidance.

Planning Permission in Wirral

Our Track Record on Approvals

We take pride in our track record of successful planning applications across a wide range of projects and areas. Our attention to detail, comprehensive understanding of Planning policy, and strong relationships with Planning authorities contribute to our high success rate.

Working with an experienced architect can streamline the planning application process, as they possess the knowledge and expertise to compile the necessary information and ensure compliance with local regulations.

If you require assistance with your planning application in England, Bromilow Architects is here to help. Our team has extensive experience in preparing successful planning applications, and we can guide you through the entire process, from initial consultation to submission.

Contact us today or book a Free Consultation to discuss your project and take the first step towards a successful planning application.

What information is needed to submit a planning application?

Submitting a planning permission in Wirral is getting more and more complicated but Below we outline the basic items that are needed.

The Very Basics

Application form and the fee

Application for planning permission have to be accompanied by a form for the relevant type of application whether it is a householder scheme or for full planning permission or for listed building consent etc. The form must accurately and fully describe the proposal and answer all relevant questions accurately.


The form also has to confirm the ownership of the whole of the application site and whether the applicant is the sole owner of all the land or there are other people/bodies with an interest in it.



The application is normally subject to a fee although there are instances where they can be reduced or even exempt, for example for extensions and alterations to a disabled persons house to improve access, safety or comfort, etc.



A planning fee for a typical householder application is £206.


Bromilow Architects us the planning portal to submit applications and add a service charge to the application bringing the total to £238.20. 

Planning portal allows us to nominate the applicant to pay the fee directly. 


Ordnance Survey/Location Plan

Planning applications work through drawing scales starting with the largest scale first. This drawing shows the site or plot in its context and surrounding areas so that the site can be identified easily. The have to be based on an up to date map and are usually downloaded from a map provider. A red line is drawn around the site with other adjoining or close by land owned by the applicant being outline in blue. These plans should include existing buildings, access points, roads, and any significant features or vegetation

Existing Drawings

The Planning Team will want to see what the existing property and site looks like, so that they can make a judgement on the proposed changes to the property. These have to be drawn to a recognised scale and usually at 1:100 or 1:50 and show all sides or the building that will be affected by the proposals.





We produce all of our drawings using 3D software and will sometimes include 3D drawing of the property, although these are not a compulsory part of the application validation process.


Proposed drawings

The proposed drawings show the Planning Team what alterations and additions  are to be added to the existing building.


The drawings will Include floor plans that illustrate the layout and dimensions of the existing and proposed structures. These plans should clearly indicate the functions of each room or space within the proposed development.



Also required are clear and accurate elevation drawings that depict the existing buildings on the site, along with proposed changes or additions. This helps the planning authority visualize the impact of your project on the surrounding area.




Supporting Documents

Depending on the nature of your project, you may need to include additional supporting documents. It’s important to note that requirements may vary between local planning authorities and depending on the complexity of your project but we have noticed an increase in the requests for additional information over the last few years. 




  • Heritage Statements: If your development affects a listed building, conservation area, or heritage site, provide a heritage statement outlining the historical context, significance, and proposed impact on the heritage assets.

  • Ecological Reports: For projects that may impact protected species, habitats, or ecological features, submit ecological reports detailing any surveys conducted, potential impacts, and mitigation measures.

  • Flood Risk Assessments: If your site is located in a flood-risk area, a flood risk assessment may be required to demonstrate how your development mitigates flood risks.

  • Transport Assessments: For larger projects or In cases where your project may impact traffic or transportation infrastructure, a transport assessment may be necessary. This document evaluates the transport implications of your development and proposes appropriate measures to address any issues.

  • Noise Assessments: If your project may generate noise that could affect nearby properties, a noise assessment can be required, outlining the potential noise levels and any proposed measures to mitigate noise impacts.

Additional information

3D visualisations are not compulsory, but can play a vital role in planning applications by providing representations of your proposed development. These visualisations offer several benefits:

  • Visualisation of Design Concepts: 3D visualisations present your design in a lifelike manner, helping the planning authority understand the scale, massing, materials, and overall aesthetic of your project.

  • Contextual Integration: By situating your development within its surroundings, 3D visualisations demonstrate how your project complements and harmonizes with the existing environment.

  • Accurate Depiction of Spaces: 3D visualisations showcase the internal layout and spatial relationships within your proposed development, aiding in understanding the functionality and flow of spaces.

  • Evaluation of Views: Visualisations simulate views from different angles, allowing assessment of the visual impact on the surrounding area and addressing concerns related to privacy, overshadowing, or prominence.

  • Stakeholder Engagement: 3D visualisations facilitate effective communication with stakeholders, helping to address queries, showcase project benefits, and demonstrate how your project enhances the local area.

  • Marketing and Fundraising: High-quality 3D visualisations can be used for marketing and fundraising efforts, attracting potential investors, buyers, or tenants.

Working with experienced architects and visualisers is key to creating accurate and visually compelling 3D visualisations. At Bromilow Architects, we specialise in creating  immersive 3D visualisations that represent your design vision. 


By incorporating 3D visualisations into your planning application, you can significantly enhance its clarity, appeal, and overall chances of success.

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