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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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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 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
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
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
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
A guide to the 'Larger Home Extension Scheme' in 2021
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
A guide to permitted development rights in 2021
In August of 2020, you may have heard about some changes that were made to your permitted development rights. These changes meant you could do more...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
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
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