Planning deals with the aesthetics and siting of your proposals. Permission is required if you intend to build a new home and may be required if you alter your existing home by adding an extension, loft conversion, change of use or dividing part of your house for use as a separate dwelling.
Most properties have Permitted Development Rights which means planning permission is not always required. We will be able to advise you of the appropriate planning process once we have visited the project site. Please note that irrespective of whether planning permission is required, approval under Building Regulations may still be required as they are two separate matters.
There are also other permissions that are sometimes required, the most common being for Listed Buildings Consent, proposals in Conservation Areas and sites with Tree Preservation Orders (TPO's).
We will make all the relevant applications and representations for Planning on your behalf and will work closely with the Planning Authority to ensure there are no unnecessary delays in the planning process.
• The fee you will pay to your Local Authority for making a planning application is variable dependent on the proposals
• The Planning Portal Website provides a guide regarding planning permission
• Not all building work will need Planning Approval. Please contact us if you would like advice on your project
• Plans People are not responsible for the content of external websites