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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.
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 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
Why planning applications are facing significant delays
At Resi, we submit hundreds of planning applications each month to councils across the country. Recently, our planning team have noticed some worry...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
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
A guide to the 'Larger Home Extension Scheme' in 2022
Back in the days before 2020, there was a planning route known as the ‘Larger Home Extension Scheme’, which allowed homeowners to build single-stor...Read More
Converting commercial buildings to residential
You see them in films, perhaps in home magazines or as part of grand TV projects - the converted building. Once a church, now a home for four. Once...Read More
Amending planning permission: Changes you CAN and CAN'T make after approval
Before your home improvement hopes and dreams become a reality, you need to secure the green light, thumbs up, and go ahead at various stages. Whet...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
How to improve your chances of a successful planning application
Securing planning permission can be one of the most nail-biting moments of your project. Will you get approval? Will those french-doors you’ve been...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
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
Do you need planning permission for an extension?
If you are looking to extend your home, you’ve no doubt been thinking about planning permission. Namely whether or not you will need it, the rules ...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
Planning application facing rejection? Here's why you SHOULDN'T withdraw
Awaiting a planning decision can be a nerve-wracking experience, especially when you get the call saying your application will likely face rejectio...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. One of th...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
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
Do I need planning permission for a rear extension in the UK?
Before we tell you what you do need planning permission for when it comes to your rear extension in the UK, you might want to read our article, ‘Ca...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, we do have some plan...Read More
How long does planning permission last?
Whether it’s because the timing isn’t right or due to external factors if you’ve obtained planning permission, you might not be ready to jump into ...Read More
Top 10 reasons planning permission is refused
Applying for planning permission is one of the less exciting tasks involved in a home improvement project. However, homeowners need to dot the i’s ...Read More
How much does it cost to get planning permission for an extension
If you’re about to apply for planning permission to get started on your extension or renovation project, or are wondering how fees have changed ove...Read More
Can my architect help me if my planning permission is refused?
While having your planning application refused may feel like the end of the world at the time, hang tight! It’s not the end of your home improvemen...Read More
Do I need an architect for planning permission?
Planning permission, if you’ve never taken on a home project before, it’s likely you’ve heard the horror stories. Tales about unruly planning offic...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
Explained: full planning, lawful development, and prior approval
Whether you’re extending or converting, there’s one word that hangs heavy over any residential project: planning. If you’ve never navigated UK pla...Read More
A guide to lawful development certificates
A lawful development certificate isn’t a legal requirement, but they are incredibly worthwhile to obtain. The certificate essentially proves to bo...Read More
Our guide to serving a party wall notice
Whether you’re building an extension or converting your loft, if you’re undergoing a substantial renovation and have neighbours, then you might be ...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