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"Understanding Planning Permission in England: What You Need to Know"

Are you planning to make some changes to your property located in England?

Do I need Planning Permission?

You might be wondering whether you need planning permission. Planning permission is required for many types of building work, but there are also some exemptions. If you're planning to build an extension or make alterations to the dwelling, depending on the location of your house, whether it is a listed building, and the size of the alterations you want to make will determine if you need planning permission.

Permitted Development

In some cases, you may be able to get planning permission without having to go through the full application process. This is known as permitted development, and it applies to certain types of work that are considered to have minimal impact on the surrounding area. It’s always best to check with your local council to find out whether planning permission is required for your project. They will be able to provide you with guidance on what types of work require permission and how to apply for it.

Getting Planning Permission

If planning permission is required, you will need to submit an application to your local council. This can be a lengthy process, so it's important to start planning well in advance. Your application will be assessed based on a number of factors, including the impact on the local area, the design of the proposed changes, and any objections from neighbours. Overall, if you're planning to make changes to your property, it's important to do your research and find out whether planning permission is required. By following the rules and regulations, you can ensure that your project runs smoothly and avoid any potential legal issues down the line.

The Best Option

In most cases seeking the guidance of an experienced design professional can optimise the potential of your project and save you time and money speeding up the process and achieving your dream home.

Contact us for a free no no-obligation discussion of your project. 01423 226333


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