Winston Churchill famously said; “he who fails to plan, plans to fail”. Property developer and author Jo Chivers talks us through the design and planning phase of a project to ensure the best result.
The development application is a very important stage of your project. Don’t rush it. Take the time to think about what you want to achieve and ensure you’re happy with each milestone before proceeding, as it can be costly to turn back and start again.
Who do I need in my team for this phase of my project?
You’ll need a surveyor, architect or draftsperson, builder, town planning consultant (not always necessary), the local council, perhaps a private certifier and a development project manager if you’re time poor or inexperienced.
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