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Self Build Surgery: Planning

An important (and often stressful) part of any self build project is gaining planning permission. In this limited capacity session, we discuss the planning system, how you can best prepare a successful application and costly pit-falls to avoid.

Self Build Surgery: Planning

This online session is designed specifically for self-builders at early stages and is delivered by independent planning expert Mark Doodes. The surgery features a 45 mi
nute presentation, a live Q&A session – and provides exclusive follow-up access - so you can get your planning queries answered!

Mark is a qualified, chartered and insured Town Planner with 15+ years experience in preparing and assessing planning applications. His practice is part of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) consultants register and their role is to give you impartial advice throughout the process. Without planning permission your project hasn’t started, and this surgery is designed to ensure you are not wasting time, effort and capital on sites or strategies that are unlikely to be fruitful.

The planning system is a complex and growing area; take expert advice upfront.

Event details:

An new surgery limited to just 50 delegates. Only £42 (inc. VAT).

  • Live 90 minute facilitated session (45 min. presentation on planning for self-builders / 45 min. Q&A)
  • Exclusive access to the recording of the session to watch back at your convenience
  • One question per delegate to be submitted and answered directly by Mark Doodes following session
  • Opportunity to arrange a follow-up session with MDP at discounted rate*

Please note; This surgery is limited to a maximum of 50 attendees.

*MDP are Members of the RTPI, on the National Planning Consultants Directory ( and on the Planning Portal ( . Insured up-to £1M in Professional Indemnity and Public Liability for site visits and meetings.


  • £42.00
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