Stagg Architects have a wealth of experience in gaining planning permission on challenging sites, such as on green belt land, in conservation areas, or where altering or extending listed buildings.

We believe the key to success lies in understanding people as well as policy. Our approach is to listen carefully and to explain our ideas clearly - through collaboration and workshops where necessary. Successful negotiation of the planning system requires a full understanding of national and local policy as well as a keen awareness of local politics.

We are experienced in presenting our proposals at pre-application stage, to Design Review Panels, and to the Planning Committee. We prefer to negotiate approvals under officers' delegated powers or at planning committee, but we also have experience of success at planning appeal and can provide evidence at public inquiry if required.