Following the rules and guidelines means you’ll be pre-approved for outline planning.
The traditional planning permission route typically takes 8-13 weeks. But at Graven Hill, once you have submitted your planning application and it’s been registered by the Council, planning permission should be received within 28 days.
Remember, you do not need planning permission for our Custom Build New Homes.
“The Plot Passport means an architect can really hit the ground running. This is completely different to conventional projects where you are coming in to the design stage from a standing start and building the picture up entirely from scratch. It means the concept design can be formed quickly.”
However, if you wish to pursue a design proposal which does not fully comply with these requirements, such as adjusting the position of width of the access into your plot, then, subject to our prior approval of the proposal, you can submit a ‘reserved matters’ application to Cherwell District Council at an additional cost.
The standard planning approval process does take much longer and the council obviously takes into account the Graven Hill design code and terms of the site’s outline planning consent when looking at any reserved matters application, so please be aware that this is a harder and more costly route to planning consent.