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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.
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
Permitted development rights and the green belt
Permitted development rights and the green belt are two terms you may have heard in passing, but until you actual get into a big home project, you ...Read More
Do I need planning permission for a conservatory?
If you’re looking to add more space to your home, a conservatory is not only an effective option, but a budget friendly one too. Typically cheaper...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
How much value does planning approval add to your house?
When it comes to selling your home, everyone is after two things: a good price, and a quick turnaround. While there are many tips for getting the ...Read More
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
Make the most of the Larger Home Extension Scheme
If you’re planning on building a single storey rear extension under your permitted development rights, you can now take advantage of a doubled size...Read More
Do you need planning permission for a loft conversion?
Short answer: maybe. Loft conversions come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, and whether or not you need planning permission will depend on these ...Read More
Do I need planning permission for an orangery?
If you’re looking to get a little more sun into your home, an orangery might be the perfect choice. However, like many construction projects, you m...Read More
A guide to home improvement in conservation areas
Conservation areas were introduced to help manage and protect Britain’s most prized areas. Whether they stand out due to their historic significanc...Read More
Do you need planning permission for an extension?
Are you looking at extending your ground-floor? If so, planning permission has no doubt crossed your mind. Do you need it? What rules will you hav...Read More
10 home improvements you can do without planning permission
Planning permission got you putting off that big project? Perhaps you’ve seen one too many planning nightmares in Grand Designs and have decided to...Read More
Planning permission: changing a commercial property into residential
You see them films, perhaps in home magazines or as part of grand TV projects - the converted building. Once a church, now a home for four. Once a ...Read More
What you CAN and CAN'T do after planning approval
With all the different stages of getting the green light, thumbs up, and go ahead, it can be tricky to understand when changes to your design can a...Read More
Do I need planning permission for a garage conversion?
Whether you’re going for a new study, gym, bedroom, or playroom, you’re probably wondering whether or not your garage conversion needs planning per...Read More
What is a pre-application and do you need it for planning?
When it comes to those big projects, you want to leave nothing to chance, especially when it comes to planning. This is where a pre-application (or...Read More
Do you need planning permission to convert your home into flats?
Whether you’re looking to downsize your existing property or you have your eye on a ‘fixer-upper’, it’s important to know what planning requirement...Read More
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