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Another Busy and Successful Year for McCartneys LLP Planning and Survey Department

Fri 21 December 2018

2018 has been another busy year for the Planning and Survey department at McCartneys, and a highly successful one again too.  A year which has seen the submission of 72 planning applications to 10 different local planning authorities, spanning the whole of Wales through to the Midlands and even beyond.


A year which has seen 51 planning approvals including several successful applications decided at planning committees, yet only 2 refusals on 2 contentious applications and 4 withdrawals on technical counts, all with a view of resubmission with revised schemes. In addition with a further 30 applications still in the planning system awaiting decision, it looks like a busy start to 2019.

The range of applications has also been diverse this year, with applications including householder extensions, erection of agricultural buildings, new dwellings, the conversion of traditional agricultural buildings, listed buildings and conservation area consent and large sites involving multi houses dwellings.

The department has followed on from many of the successful planning approvals, with the development of the projects into a building regulations submission, and with a further 19 jobs taken forward with tender documentation and contract administration.

McCartneys LLP Planning and Survey department have also been involved in the production of over 50 land registry plans which are typically for either farmers selling off patches of land, or to assist with the sale of properties where land is unregistered.

The year has included the submission of 8 pre planning applications, many of which have been taken forward to full planning applications, all of which help gain the client useful insight prior to investing significant cost into the scheme.

We have carried out 137 Homebuyers Surveys or Building Surveys, on a wide range of properties to help assist prospective purchasers with their final decision.  We have also carried out 470 Domestic and 9 Commercial Energy Assessments on properties for sale and rent.

The department has a key role in McCartneys giving technical support and advice on a regular basis to managers and assistants, who manage our clients’ portfolios of long leasehold properties, rental and our property sales team.

We hope for an equally busy and successful year in 2019. Should you have any planning or survey enquiries, please contact your local office to discuss further

Geraint Jones BSc(Hons) MRICS Chartered Building Surveyor.

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