I want to build a house and I want to build it up against the village settlement boundary line. The land 335 square meters was formerly the side garfen of an existing house. This (building plot) is sold with a plot of agricultural land at the rear. The rear boundary line of the plot is the village settlement boundary line and the other side of that line if the agricultural land.
1. What are the rules, is there any rule that says that a house cannot be built up against the village settlement boundary line?
2. Do I need a Planning Consultant? I presume the Planning Officer will be fair and unbiased? I presume he will grant me (give into my requests for) anything I am entitled to? Will he be more likely to / why would he be more likely to give a Planning Consultant what I want rather than me, the applicant?
3. If I am more likely to get what I want by paying a Planning Consultant would I be more likely to get that by employing a local Planning Consultant (someone the Planning Officer knows)? How do I assess which Planning Consultant is better qualified / more likely to get the best for me out of the Planning Officer?