Here you'll find everything you need to know about the process of obtaining planning permission. Regardless of your level of prior knowledge, this section is a great way to find out either the basics, or delve into more detailed aspects of the planning procedure. Right from the get go, you've got to work out whether you actually need planning permission to go ahead with your extension or renovation, or whether permitted development rights will cover your project. If you have no idea, then don't worry - this information can be easily found in our blogs. If you don't need planning permission and are eligible for permitted development rights, we still advise you get a lawful development certificate for your upcoming build. From here, we take you through both what happens during the planning process, and the steps you need to take afterwards. In the fairly unlikely case that your planning permission is refused, our blogs (and our architects!) can help you adjust your application in order to be more successful the next time. Luckily for the homeowner, being refused previously does not affect your current application... yay! Our blogs are able to guide you through every step in order to ensure that your planning process is carried out as smoothly as possible.
Do I need planning permission?
Extending your home is an exciting and potentially value-adding project, but it can also be full of practical and administrative hurdles. From draf...Read More
Do I need planning permission for my flat or maisonette?
Flats and maisonettes do not fall within your permitted development rights, meaning you will have to seek planning permission for changes you want ...Read More
How long do you have to implement planning permission
Generally speaking, most planning permission __runs out after three years.__ Meaning, if you haven’t started work by this point, you’ll need to rea...Read More
What happens after you've obtained planning permission?
Getting planning permission or a lawful development certificate can take between 8-10 weeks, so it’s good to apply early. However, once you know th...Read More
What are permitted development rights?
Permitted development rights are a type of general planning permission granted by Parliament. If your plans fall within certain restrictions, this ...Read More
How to improve your chances of a successful planning application
Make sure your project gets the best start in life with our expert tips of achieving planning success… ## Pre-Application Don’t be afraid to sta...Read More
How to build an annex without planning permission
Very few people get excited about planning, and if you did most of your friends would become very concerned. But [here at Resi](https://resi.co.uk)...Read More
Explained: change of use and use classes
When facing the nitty gritty world of planning legislation, many homeowners can find themselves becoming lost in the jargon. No more so than with U...Read More
What happens during the planning process?
Before you start worrying about the colour of your walls or what pictures to hang, you need to make sure that you have permission to go ahead with ...Read More
Reasons why planning permission is refused
Planning permission can be denied if your build is guilty of these offenses: - Your build overshadows a neighbour, causing loss of light - Your bu...Read More
Why your local authority matters when extending
If you’ve decided to take the plunge into extending your home, there’s someone (or some people) you’re going to have to become very acquainted with...Read More
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