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SAVE MONEY BY TALKING TO PLANNING AUTHORITIES FIRST

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Planning norms differ from council to council, so private owners not used to the problems need to accept it and sta...
Planning norms differ from council to council, so private owners not used to the problems need to accept it and start talking with planners as early as possible, advises the Financial Times (14 Oct, Weekend, pVIII).

The advice is endorsed by John Hunter of Northacre, which has recently won an environment and conservation award from Kensington and Chelsea LBC for its sensitive redevelopment of Observatory Gardens in W8, following many rounds of haggling with the council in the planning stage, the FT reported.
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