Basic Guide to Planning Permission
Planning permission is the request to do a certain project on your property which the local planning authority has the right to accept or decline. The local planning department will be based in your local council and therefore can be contacted there or via the planning portal website.
Currently, we have a system called Permitted Development that allows you to make a range of changes to your home without planning permission. However, when Permitted Development doesn’t cover the project, you will need to get planning permission before you start the work.
There are a number of factors that come into planning permission. One example is your neighbours and how the changes will impact them. This could be if an extension cuts off light to one of their rooms or there’s use of a Party Wall between the two properties.
The quality of the design is another factor. While you can request to do what you want, you are more likely to have this accepted if there is a good design that’s in harmony with the rest of the property. That’s why working with an expert in building projects is key to success.
You can study the relevant planning policies that will potentially affect your project to have a better understanding of what will be used to judge your application. And don’t forget, if your planning permission is refused, you can make changes and apply again.
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