When carrying out building work it can be very confusing deciding if you need planning permission before you begin. If planning permission is required it can be easy to get frustrated by the various planning policies that outline what you may and may not do.
Developing a property in a significant way will usually require planning permission to be granted before work on site can commence. The site location and the size of development that you are considering will significantly change how detailed the planning application will need to be.
It may be that all you require is permission to change the use of a building, this may prove to be a more straight forward process than applying to build a new home.
We aim to help guide you through this process, from evaluating your initial ideas through to producing a Design and Access statement as required for most planning applications.
Please be aware that if your development is over 100 sqm, it may be liable for a charge under the Community Infrastructure Levy.
There are some scales of development to buildings which can legally go ahead without requiring planning permission. This type of building work is called “Permitted Development”. For more detail regarding PD please follow this Permitted Development link.
The National Planning Policy Framework was published on 27 March 2012 and sets out the Government’s planning policies for England and how these are expected to be applied.
If you would like to discuss a particular project in further detail then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us either on 01743 884 885 or follow this Contact Us link to fill out a contact form, and we will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible.