Do i need planing permission?

Gaining planning permission on your own without specialist help can be an overwhelming process. For those of you who are confident in tackling this yourself we have put together clear and indepth articles on most common residential projects.

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—————————————————————————————————————— SINGLE STOREY REAR EXTENSIONS & CONSERVATORIES

In most cases planning permission will not be required as the proposed extension falls within the rules of lawful development. Lawful Development allows you to extend a single storey rear extension provided you meet the conditions of Lawful Development. For more information regarding Lawful Development on extensions please click here. Please not that if your property is within a conservation area, statutory listed or is a flat or maisonette you WILL require planning permission.

To read more about single storey rear extensions please view our portfolio page for a detailed case study.

WE ALWAYS RECOMMEND THAT YOU APPLY FOR A LAWFUL DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE AND BUILDING CONTROL BEFORE YOU START BUILDING WORK. Please call us on 0208 206 0011 for a free consultation

—————————————————————————————————————— LOFT CONVERSIONS

Loft conversion are an easy way to create additional bedrooms in the home. In majority of cases planning permission will not be required as the roof extensions would fall within the rules of permitted development. Click here for more information regarding planning permission/lawful development on extensions. Please note however that if you have previously had a double storey extension built, your property is within a conservation area, statutory listed or flats/maisonettes then you WILL require planning permission. If in doubt then please call your local planning authority or our consultants on 0208 206 0011.

To read more about loft conversions please view our portfolio page for a detailed case study.

WE ALWAYS RECOMMEND THAT YOU APPLY FOR A LAWFUL DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE AND BUILDING CONTROL BEFORE YOU START BUILDING WORK. Please call us on 0208 206 0011 for a free consultation

—————————————————————————————————————— REAR OUTBUILDINGS

Over the last few years outbuildings and summer houses have gained a lot of popularity. Whether it is used as a gym or games room to storage only, planning permission is generally not required. The use of the outbuilding must be used for the enjoyment of the house and NOT as a rental building. Most outbuildings fall within lawful development however, planning permission would be required if the property is within a conservation area or adjacent to a listed building. For more information on planning permission for outbuildings please click here.

To read more about outbuildings please view our portfolio page for a detailed case study.

WE ALWAYS RECOMMEND THAT YOU APPLY FOR A LAWFUL DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE AND BUILDING CONTROL BEFORE YOU START BUILDING WORK. Please call us on 0208 206 0011 for a free consultation

—————————————————————————————————————— GARAGE CONVERSIONS

Most garages in London were built at a time when vehicles in general were smaller. A lot of garages within London cannot handle the modern sized car and the space is used as additional storage for the house. A common way to create an additional bedroom is to convert the existing garage into a habitable room. This would entail removing the garage door and replacing it with a window and insulating the internal walls to meet current building regulations. In most case a garage conversion will not require planning permission however if your property is listed, in a conservation area or has a covenant placed within the deeds then planning permission would be required as well as other permissions. For more information on planning permission for garage conversions, click here.

To read more about outbuildings please view our portfolio page for a detailed case study.

WE ALWAYS RECOMMEND THAT YOU APPLY FOR A LAWFUL DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE AND BUILDING CONTROL BEFORE YOU START BUILDING WORK. Please call us on 0208 206 0011 for a free consultation

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