I'm hoping to submit a planning application in the next couple of months for a single dwelling house on a site which, at best, offers about a 50% chance of planning being granted.
Given the quotes I'm getting through for a full planning service from an architect, and the uncertainty of success, I'm considering pulling together the application myself with my own rudimentary CAD skills, the ability to 'borrow' some designs from the internet, and a moderate understanding of planning requirements (I'm an engineer by training).
Eventually, I would like (and be willing to pay for) an Architect to be involved, but only when success is more or less guaranteed. With this in mind, would it be more advisable to:
There is probably a degree of false economy in my thinking, but it's tough to shell out €5k+ for such an uncertain outcome!!
Any reason why? I only ask because I'd heard different elsewhere
If you try to do this yourself your chances will be a lot less than 50%. At least get a planning consultant involved who will understand the issues and how to get around them.
If your doing the application yourself, it’ll be more straight forward.