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Southwark Planning Permission & Architectural Services

Our Southwark Planning Consultants & Architectural Consultants at 4D Planning are here to help you obtain planning permission as quickly as possible for a fraction of the price of a typical architect. Anyone can produce drawings, but the skill is knowing how to obtain planning permission!

We make the entire planning and building control process easy and simple. We offer a FREE initial consultation and assist with managing the entire planning application submission process to Southwark Planning Department in the council. We then ensure that the development complies fully with the building regulations and is signed off by Building Control. We can also recommend local builders in Southwark who have worked on our other successful projects.

Planning Advice

We undertake a full property site assessment by looking into the history and context of the site and its surroundings.

Planning Applications

Following the initial site appraisal, a site visit/survey is carried out to gather all the dimensions and required information of the existing site. We then produce all the drawings and planning documents for the application.

Architectural Drawings

4D Planning can produce building regulations for Building Control and construction drawings for tender. We can also provide lease plans and other types of drawings.

Building Regulations

Building Regulations promote high standards for construction and energy efficiency of buildings.

Transport Planning

Our services include: Transport Assessments, Travel Plans / Sustainable Travel Statements, Parking Surveys, Traffic Surveys and Delivery and Servicing Management Plans.

3D Visuals

One of our specialities is to provide our clients with 3 dimensional realistic renders (CGI’s) of proposed and existing schemes. These visuals can be used for planning or marketing purposes and add a lot of value to any project.

Services in London Borough of Southwark

  • Professional Planning Advice, Initial consultations and pre-application submissions
  • Southwark Planning Applications for Change of Use
  • Southwark Planning Applications for Residential Extensions and Conversions
  • Applications to remove or vary a planning condition.
  • Architectural Drawings for Southwark Planning Applications
  • Building Regulations Drawings for Building Control
  • Tender Packages for the Builders
  • 3D Visuals, 2D Drawings and illustrations, CGI renders and models
  • Southwark Planning Appeals, Retrospective planning applications
  • Lease Plans and Maps
  • Transport Planning Assessments, Parking Surveys
  • Heritage and Planning Reports and more.
  • Prior Approval / notification Applications, Permitted Development Rights schemes
  • Certificate of Lawful Use, Established Use
  • Conservation Area Developments, Listed Building Consent

Our projects in Southwark include: Basements, loft conversions, rear extensions, side infill extensions, garage conversions, shop front alterations, advertisement consent, replacement of windows, roof terraces and lots more.

Samples of our projects in Southwark

108 -110 Camberwell Road, SE5 0EE – Change of use from A1 (retail) and A2 (financial and professional services) to D1 (non-residential institution).

80 Darrel Road, London, SE22 9NL – Construction of a ground floor single-storey ‘side and rear return’ extension incorporating a lantern skylight.

15 Janeway Street, SE16 4PS – Construction of a two-storey side extension, single storey rear extension, installation of x1 roof light to front roof slope.

Arches 225 &228, Fielding St, SE17 3HD – Change of Use from B2 (Micro Brewery) to B2 (Micro Brewery) and A4 (Bar).

Arches 225 &228, Fielding St, SE17 3HD – Use of a B2 unit as a Micro Brewery with outbuilding, chillers and flue. 

37 Addington Square, SE5 7LB – Removal of condition for the conversion of the existing building into 5 x Self-contained flats.

37 Addington Square, SE5 7LB – Removal of condition to allow residents to apply for parking permits.

27B Choumert Road, SE15 4AR – Rear dormer window and roof lights to top floor flat.

109 East Dulwich Grove, SE22 8PU – Erection of a single storey rear extension extending 6 metres beyond the rear wall of the original dwelling with a maximum height of 3 metres and the eaves height of 3 metres.

151 High Street, London, SE1 1HR – Retrospective approval for internal and external works to barber shop in listed building.

8 Kirkwood Road, SE15 3XX – Single storey rear extension.

89 Alleyn Park, London, SE21 8AA – Double storey side extension, garage conversion, single storey rear extension & replacement of windows.

89 Alleyn Park, London, SE21 8AA – Tree Removal.

12 Stoney St, London, SE1 9AD – Replacement of extraction system and external duct to restaurant.

Flat 7, Randall Court, 12 Steedman Street, London, SE17 3AF – Extension of existing terrace through removal of parapet wall and extension of glass balustrade on western elevation.

82-86 Spa Road, Southwark, SE16 3QT – Variation of Condition 4 – Opening hours.

353 Lordship Lane, London, Southwark, SE22 8JJ – Appeal granted for change of use of premises from A1 to D1 (laser treatment and beauty clinic).

Burnaby Court, 1 Scott Lidgett Crescent, SE16 4PU – Erection of security railings, new vehicular access sliding gate, and two pedestrian gates.

190 Rotherhithe Street, London, SE16 7RB – Certificate of lawfulness (existing) for front and rear rooflights, use of loft as bedroom with ensuite.

111 Herne Hill, London, SE24 9LY – Existing detached garage in rear garden to be used as ancillary residential accommodation including alterations to elevations.

259 Barry Road, East Dulwich, London, SE22 0JT – Change of existing annex to self-contained one bedroom 1 person/studio residential unit.

Flat 32, 172 Grange Road, SE1 3BN – Installation of air-con condenser unit.

Ground Floor Flat, 110 Dunstans Road, Dulwich, London SE22 0HE – Erection of replacement rear Outbuilding ancillary to main dwelling (Retrospective).

50A Ivanhoe Road, London, SE5 8DJ – Use of existing flat roof of two storey outrigger as roof terrace, erect boundary screening and planters, and change window opening to doorway.

1 Sudrey St, Flat 2, London, SE1 1PF – Use of part of existing flat roof as roof terrace, and erect boundary screening.

90-92 Spa Road, London, SE16 3QT – Change of use from an Office – Class E(g) to a Veterinary Practice – Class E(e).

Who We Are?

Planning Permission Application Experts in Southwark

The 4D Planning team consists of Chartered Planning Consultants, Architectural Technicians and Designers. Our Chartered Planners have many years of public sector work experience working for various Planning Authorities and Councils.

Our objective is to help our clients obtain planning permission from Southwark Council as quickly as possible and to make the planning process as straightforward and stress free as possible. We produce all the Architectural Drawings for Planning, Building Regulations for Building Control Approval and Tender Packs for Construction. We have a quick turnaround and we are usually never beaten on price.

All our consultants have years of knowledge and expertise assisting our client with residential and commercial developments including Listed Buildings in Southwark Borough.  We take pride in our high success rate with Planning Permission Applications in Southwark Council!

Planning Application. December 2019.
“Elie provided us with such a great support during the very difficult and emotional time for us as the planning application took 5 months to approve but he was always there to support and help us when we needed it the most. I would recommend Elie to anyone as he will always do his best! Service with integrity and a very personal approach !”


Loft Conversion. August 2019.
“I used 4D Planning for a planning application of an existing loft conversion. Working with 4D planning was simple and effective. I received clear guidance and Elie (4D Planning) was always available for clarification when I had to decide a course of action.
4D Planning did everything, drawings and paperwork, and made a successful application on my behalf for a Lawful Development Certificate. So I definitely recommend them.”

Marco C.

6 Reasons to choose 4D Planning


London Office

86-90 Paul Street, 3rd Floor
London, EC2A 4NE
We cover the following areas in Southwark:
Bankside, Bermondsey, Camberwell, Crystal Palace , Denmark Hill, Deptford , Dulwich, Dulwich Village, East Dulwich, Elephant and Castle, Herne Hill, Honor Oak, Kennington, Newington, Nunhead, Peckham, Peckham Rye, Rotherhithe, Surrey Quays, Walworth, West Dulwich.
and the following post codes:
SE & SE1