frequently asked questions

Why MM Planning & Architecture?

There are five points that makes us stand out, and why we believe you should choose us.

  1. Clear and regular communication
  2. High quality designs
  3. Competitive prices
  4. Quick turnarounds
  5. Increased chances of planning approval
Are you qualified? Can I trust you?

Our team is formed of qualified Engineers, Architects and Technicians. Our engineers are chartered and registered members of the Institute of Civil Engineers. Our Architects are ARB and RIBA registered. 

We are an office based company with a physical presence and reputation in South London, however, we deliver projects all over the UK.

How do I know if I require planning permission?

Put simply, if your development plans alter the main shell of your house or affect the structural integrity, then some level of permission or notification will be required.

We will work with you to determine if you proposed development falls within the ‘permitted development’ criteria. If not, we will apply for planning permission on your behalf.

Contact us today and receive free advice over the phone from one of our qualified architects.

How long does it take for the planning application approval?

For a straight forward planning application, it normally takes 6-8 weeks to attain approval from the council. However, for more complex projects it can take between 12-14 weeks.

How long does it take for MM Planning & Architecture to submit my application?

For normal projects, it will usually take 10-12 working days from initial survey to submission of the planning application. We do offer a fast-track service at an additional cost for clients that need urgent drawings.

Do I need to notify my neighbours? Do I need to go in to a Party Wall Agreement?

Our team can advise whether your development requires notification to your neighbours under the Party Wall Act 1996. They will advise which section your development falls under and help to draft a Party Wall Agreement letter for all affected neighbours.

Do you produce building regulations compliant drawings and structural designs?

Yes, We procude building regulation compliant drawings and structural design for Building Control. These can also be issued to your builder to get a detailed quote.

How many times can I make changes to the drawings?

You can make unlimited changes as long as they are minor and do not change the scope of your project. We generally produce two iterations of drawings before our clients are ready to submit.