Planning Permission Secured in Quick Time

On behalf of our client, Lea Hough Chartered Surveyors have secured Planning Permission within four weeks, which is the quickest approval period for some time!

We were appointed in February; our Planning Application was submitted on 9th March and Planning Approval was granted by Ribble Valley Borough Council on 7th April.

As a consequence of Covid-19, we believe that there are fewer Planning Applications being submitted, meaning that some Local Planning Authorities are currently less stretched than they have previously been, and hence this may be a factor in the quicker than usual approval of the Planning Application.

The Planning Application was for a toilet block extension to an existing pavilion on behalf of our client, The Goosnargh & Longridge Agricultural Society.

The Main Pavilion Building is situated on Longridge Showground, near Preston, and it is used for the Goosnargh & Longridge Agricultural Show every year. 

We undertook a measured survey of the existing building, prepared existing drawings, developed proposed design drawings, and submitted the Planning Application. Now that this has been approved, without any onerous pre-start Planning Conditions, we have prepared a Specification and Tender Documents and we are in the process of appointing a contractor to build the extension, as we continue to oversee the scheme from start to finish.

If you have a project that requires Planning Permission, or require advice regarding the procurement and construction of a project, please contact us.


“We had a Schedule of Condition carried out on a Commercial Property. From vacant possession to our proposed completion date we were really tight on time. Gary managed to carry out the inspection and write a very thorough report in the time needed to ensure we hit our completion date. The price of the report was also extremely competitive. I would recommend Lea Hough to anyone looking for a Professional Surveyors with excellent service & communication at a competitive price.”

Danny Ambler - Fuse Contract Furniture, Blackburn