Tailoring spaces and creating places

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We are an Accessible Professional Team who understand neighbourhoods and communities and know how to create great places.

- apT

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When considering any kind of extension, new build or home improvements outside your house an exciting yet daunting journey can await you.

There are many factors to consider and adhere to during the planning process, each project varying vastly to the next in terms of what is realistic and inline with regulations. Some types of improvements do not require any permissions, but some will, whether planning permission or building regulation approvals.

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apT are proud members of the Local Authority Building Control (LABC), who represent all local authority building control teams throughout England and Wales.

The LABC work to ensure the highest quality building standards by regulating new buildings, conversions, renovations and extensions (domestic or commercial) to ensure they are safe, healthy and high-performing – meeting the standards set by building regulations.

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Local Councils and Community Groups

apT recognises the importance of the community involvement and has significant experience to assist local Town and Parish Councils, or community groups. From the preparation of local neighbourhood plans, guidance on community developments to making representations on planning applications, strategies, or appeals, we can provide an accessible planning team that can fulfil your requirements.

We have specialists that understand viability and deliverability of schemes to maximise benefits for local communities under Section 160 agreements and Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL).

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Schools, Academies and Trusts

Recognising the full spectrum of requirements of schools, academies and trusts, the apT team of award-winning Building Surveyors, Planners and Specialists work closely together to support the aspirations of the development and deliver an innovative approach to its success.

Our extended range of services include the Healthy Spaces Team who provide a host of implementation and ongoing services to inspire and develop playgrounds and school grounds.

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Local Authorities

Being at the forefront of the public sector, apT has a proven track record in delivering planning, building control and highway services.

Our combination of specialist skills and experience means that we are uniquely qualified to help organisations meet the requirements of the planning process, from processing to determining planning applications, providing appropriate qualified consultee advice.

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Residential Developments

As the population of the UK continues to grow, the demand for housing grows. apT are able to provide an accessible planning consultancy that has significant experience in housing developments whatever the scale, from individual plots to the creation of an urban extension, new build or conversions.

We are sensitive to the requirement for high-quality sustainable developments, which are responsive to the surrounding area whilst recognising the need to maximise the value of any site.

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Our Story

Being involved in the evolving foundations to the development, preservation and conservation of our built and natural environment, we have vast expertise and experience in a diverse range of projects. Previously, working as a regulatory authority our full input has been limited.

We now want to remove these obstacles, and have assembled a multi-skilled team that can be tailored to suit any circumstance in development, providing custom solutions that benefit both the end user and create everlasting places for our communities.