A couple of days ago I decided to be proactive about our house plans and I emailed our local councillor (who up until a few months ago was our Mayor) and asked him to have a look into our case and see what the hold up was. He very kindly said he would look in to it and yesterday I received an email from him.....
I'm informed that a permit was issued on the 4th of May. Please check with your draftsman to see if he has received the advice.
Well needless to say you know who I'll be voting for in the next council elections!
I'm not ready to get too excited yet as I won't feel safe until I have the permit in my hot little hands, but it's all there simmering under the surface. I've learnt that when dealing with council you can never get too comfortable.