Planning

What is planning permission and do you require it ? 

Planning Permission, in simple terms is asking for permission to do a building project.

All building work requires approval from the local authority in order to be classed as habitable space. Certain extensions can be done as a permitted development, such as a loft conversion or a single storey extension up to 3m in depth. You should always apply for a Lawful Development Certificate to make sure your proposed extension falls within the permitted development rules.

See the link below for a breakdown of permitted development.

https://ecab.planningportal.co.uk/uploads/miniguides/extensions/extensions.pdf

What if my extension does not fit within permitted development rules ?

Planning permission is then required. Depending on the proposed scheme there are various types of planning to apply for. Each application requires full plans of the existing and proposed scheme and potentially other supporting documents.

We have a wealth of experience with the planning process and can advise you on the best way to proceed.

Please call us to discuss your ideas, or to book a free consultation.

  We are happy to help in any way we can