After the FREE design consultation, we will carry out a full internal and external measured survey of your property. Once a design has been agreed we will submit the planning application on your behalf and manage it closely with the Local Authority.
What is Planning Permission?
Your Local Planning Authority is responsible for deciding whether a proposed development should be allowed to go ahead. This is called Planning Permission. Most new buildings, major alterations to existing buildings and significant changes to the use of a building or piece of land need this permission.
What Type of Planning Permission?
Planning Permission is not needed for all household building work. Under permitted development rules - you can carry out a number of household building work projects that do not require Planning Permission, provided they meet certain limits and conditions. The main types of permission required for works to an existing house are:
Householder Planning Consent
For proposals to alter or enlarge a single house, including works within the boundary/garden of a house. It should be used for projects such as:
· Some Loft conversions
· Dormer windows
· Garages, carports and outbuildings
Full Planning Consent
To make a detailed planning application for development (excluding householder developments). For this type of application, the development includes building, engineering or other works, in, on, over or under land, or the making of any material change in the use of any buildings or other land. As such it should be used for:
· Any works relating to a flat
· Applications to change the number of dwellings (flat conversions, building a separate house in the garden)
· Changes of use to part or all of the property to non-residential (including business) use