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Chorley Planning Applications, Appeals and Architectural Drawings. 

4D Planning is a Chartered Planning Consultancy firm with in-house Architectural Designers and Architectural Technicians. We have extensive planning knowledge and experience in Chorley and we specialise in obtaining planning permission for our clients in the quickest time and most cost effective way possible. Our clients include home owners, business owners, property developers and even architects. We have a track record of successful Planning Permission Applications and Planning Appeals in Cheshire East Council. Whether you are looking for planning advice regarding the feasibility of your proposed extension or conversion, Architectural Drawings for your Planning Application or Building Regulations for Building Control approval, or assistance with preparing and managing your entire Planning Permission Application with Cheshire East Council, 4D Planning's Consultants are here to help ease the planning process, to liaise with the planning officers on your behalf and to give you the best chance possible of achieving success with your planning application!

Our consultants have years of experience preparing and producing professional planning applications, and have a track record of successful planning applications and planning appeals. Our planning consultancy services include:

  • Architectural Planning Drawings
  • Planning Applications for House Extensions & Loft Conversions
  • Planning Applications for Change of Use
  • Planning Applications for Converting a House to Flats
  • 3 Dimensional Visualisations, High Definition Renders and 3D Models
  • Building Regulations, Building Control Applications
  • Design Services & Floors Plans
  • Planning Appeals & Retrospective Planning Applications
  • Planning Applications for Newly Build Developments
  • Planning for Retail & Commercial Properties
  • Lease Plans, Construction Drawings, Schedule of Works
  • Landscape Plans, Flood Risk Assessments
  • Car Park Management Plans, Parking Surveys, Construction Management Plans / Construction Logistics Plans.
  • Transport Statements, Travel Plans / Sustainable Travel Statements, Delivery and Servicing Management Plans

Planning Applications

Following the initial site appraisal, a site visit/survey is carried out to gather all the dimensions and required information of the existing site. We then produce all the drawings and planning documents for the application.

Architectural Drawings

4D Planning will produce all the architectural drawings for your Planning Application, including the Building Regulations for Building Control & construction drawings for tender. 

Building Regulations

Building Regulations promote high standards for construction and energy efficiency of buildings. These drawings are a requirement for most domestic developments. We will produce the drawings & ensure that they are approved by Building Control.

Transport Assessments

Our services include: Transport Assessments, Travel Plans / Sustainable Travel Statements, Parking Surveys, Traffic Surveys and Delivery and Servicing Management Plans.

3D Visualisations

One of our specialities is to provide our clients with 3 dimensional realistic renders (CGI's) of proposed and existing schemes. These visuals can be used for planning or marketing purposes and add a lot of value to any project.

Planning Permission Consultants Architectural Drawings in Chorley

We can help you gain planning permission, giving you the advice, support and documentation you need at each step of the way. The planning process is known to be complicated and can be a frustrating experience. 4D Planning are at your service to help obtain planning consent for your proposed development in the most efficient and simple way possible. We specialise in getting you through the bureaucracy!

As a professional Chartered Planning Consultancy, we regularly keep up to date with the dynamic planning system, the local plans in Cheshire East Council, its regulations, guidelines and planning laws. Our Chartered Consultants are approachable and offer the best customer service throughout the process. Please see our online Reviews here.


Our fees are very competitive and reasonable. We have a track record of successful planning applications for residential and commercial applications in Chorley.

If you have been refused planning permission by Cheshire East Council more than once, and want to make an appeal, our specialist consultant will be happy to prepare a planning appeal on your behalf. Firstly we will research the application and reasons for refusal. We will then advise on the the chances of a successful appeal. If the we believe that an appeal is not likely to be successful, we will be the first to let you know, and at the same time we will suggest alternative options to progress your development if possible. This might mean a revised design and a new application or perhaps a different type of application etc.

Whether you are applying for a rear extension, side extension, kitchen extension or a loft conversion with dormers etc, conversion to flats, change of use to a commercial property or a residential dwelling, advertisement consent, solar panels, discharge of condition or a new build development; offices, shops, school, community centre or a nursing care home in Chorley we can help you and give you the advice you need to obtain planning permission and building control approval.

Our services include: Site surveys, Architectural Planning Drawings, Design and Access Statements, Heritage Reports, Planning Statements, Feasibility Studies, Parking Surveys, Transport Reports, Travel Plans, CMS (construction management plans and construction logistic plans), submission of planning applications with all the relevant drawings, documents and forms. We can also provide lease plans, landscape plans, sequential approach tests, discharge of conditions, appeals and lots more. Throughout the application process our consultants regularly communicate with the planning team and case officer at Cheshire East Council to ensure that your application is approved by the deadline.

Council Planning Department - Contact Information:

Cheshire East Planning Department Phone - 0300 123 55 00
Cheshire East Planning Department Website -http://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/environment_and_planning.aspx
Cheshire East Planning Department Address - Westfields, Middlewich Road, Sandbach, CW11 1HZ
Cheshire East Planning Dept Opening Hours - 9am - 5pm : Monday - Friday

4D Planning's consultants cover all areas in the Cheshire Borough of including:

Alderley EdgeAlsagerAudlemBollingtonBrereton RuralBroken Cross and Upton, BunburyChelfordCongleton East, Congleton WestCrewe Central, Crewe East, Crewe North, Crewe South, Crewe St Barnabas, Crewe WestDane ValleyDisleyGawsworthHandforthHaslingtonHigh LeghKnutsfordLeightonMacclesfield CentralMacclesfield East, Macclesfield Hurdsfield, Macclesfield South, Macclesfield Tytherington, Macclesfield West and Ivy, MiddlewichMobberleyNantwichNorth and West, Nantwich South and StapeleyOdd RodePoynton East and Pott ShrigleyPoynton West and AdlingtonPrestburySandbach Elworth, Sandbach Ettiley Heath and WheelockSandbach Heath and East, Sandbach Town, ShavingtonSutton, Willaston and Rope, Wilmslow Dean Row, Wilmslow East, Wilmslow Lacey GreenWilmslow West and ChorleyWistastonWrenburyWybunbury and areas within the following postcodes: CW1, CW2, CW3, CW4, CW5, CW10, CW11, SK9, WA16.

4D Planning's consultants cover all of the Cheshire Boroughs including:

Bury Metropolitan Borough CouncilManchester CityOldham MetropolitanRochdale MetropolitanSalford CityStockport Metropolitan BoroughTameside Metropolitan BoroughTrafford Metropolitan BoroughWigan MetropolitanBolton Metropolitan BoroughCheshire EastCheshire West and ChesterHalton BoroughWarrington Borough CouncilAllerdaleCopelandBarrow in Furness BoroughCarlisle CityCumbria County CouncilEden District CouncilLiverpool City Council

BuryCheshire EastHaltonWarringtonManchester CityOldhamRochdaleSalfordStockportTamesideTraffordWigan and Bolton.

We can help you gain planning permission, giving you the advice, support and documentation you need at each step of the way.

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Successful planning applications


Members of staff at 4D Planning


Weeks to prepare a planning application and drawings

Dr I. Uka

4D Planning 5 Star Review

I would recommend 4D Planning highly. It is an honest planning company who take a very personal approach and strive to achieve your goals. They are realistic, reasonable and highly recommended.

Knox Interiors

4D Planning 5 Star Review

Elie was great he took the job and got it done! I run an interior design and construction business and the key is people like Elie joining our team and getting things done and he did exactly that. Very little stress and all approved so could not recommend more highly

J.F Cardella

4D Planning 5 Star Review

Exceptional service, solid knowledge, no nonsense, fast turnaround without cutting corners, they are definitely on top of their game. If you have a complex planning project or planning issues they will do whatever it takes to help you resolve it. How refreshing?! Very impressed by Elie's approach and knowledge but the entire team is first class.

Z. Wood

4D Planning 5 Star Review

Elie gave me invaluable advice, which in turn saved me a lot of time and money. He has the patience of a saint! I changed my mind numerous times and he adapted the plans straight away (as long as my request was conducive), and his charges are very competitive, he's also dedicated so you can't go wrong by selecting his company.

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