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We are the UK’s leading architecture practice for everyday homeowners. We cover everything from surveys, design, to securing that all-important planning approval.

Get on-site faster with Permitted Development

Want to transform your home but put off by the prospect of planning applications?


Get on-site faster with Permitted Development

Want to transform your home but put off by the prospect of planning applications?

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What are Permitted Development rights?

Permitted development rights are essentially a scheme, created by the Government, that allows you to extend/renovate your home without the need for a full planning application.

However, there are strict requirements all projects much meet, and not all properties qualify for the scheme. For instance, Permitted Development rights do not extend to flats, maisonettes, and listed buildings. They will also be limited, should your home be situated in a conservation area.

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Projects which can be undertaken through this planning route include…


Rear extensions


Side extensions

Two storey

Two-storey extensions


Garage conversions


Loft conversions




New storey or flat



Benefits of using Permitted Development rights

When done correctly, there are plenty of benefits to utilising your Permitted Development rights. Here are just a few reasons why people opt for this package…

It's quick

You can dramatically reduce the risk of facing planning refusal or design changes. This means, while your application is under review, our team can start work on those other time-consuming parts of your project.

You can save money

All architects tailor their prices based on the complexity of your project. By keeping your project simple, we can pass the savings on to you, by offering this package at a lower cost than our traditional package.

Removes planning stress

You can realise your project without any nail-biting moments. Rather than having to adhere to the whims of a local authority, your designer simply needs to match the guidelines set out by the Permitted Development policy.

Can I use Permitted Development rights?

Permitted development rights mean you may be able to extend or renovate without the need for a full planning application.

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The Permitted Development journey

Using Permitted Development brings together speed, simplicity, and cost-effectiveness. By opting for this service, you’ll enjoy...

1. A traditional measured survey...

performed by our in-house team of experts. They’ll visit your property to map out your home as it stands today. Our team will also take photos to make sure your designer can fully visualise your property.

2. Tailored architectural drawings...

produced by our team of experienced designers. Together you’ll create designs that both meet Permitted Development standards, as well as match your vision for the project. We’re pioneers of wellbeing-focused design, and always put your household’s need front and centre.

3. A fully managed planning process...

where our team of planning agents will liaise with your local planning authority on your behalf and completes the ‘prior approval’ stage of the Permitted Development.

4. A building regulations package...

put together while your project is going through planning. During this time, we’ll flesh out all the technical details needed for construction, covering everything from structure, drainage, insulation, and much, much more.

5. Introductions to local vetted builders...

who’ll help our team covers specific technical areas, such as structural engineers, CCTV surveyors, and approved inspectors.

Is Permitted Development right for you?

This package isn’t for everyone but it could be a match made in heaven for a certain type of homeowner. Here’s who we think would get the most out of this service…

Someone who qualifies for and wants to use their Permitted Development rights.

A cost-conscious renovator who’s keen to keep prices to a minimum.

A homeowner or developer who wants to build as soon as possible.

Those with modest project ambitions, who are happy to keep things simple.

Permitted development compared to a traditional package…

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Am I eligible?

If you’re interested in exploring this option further, the first step will be to make sure your intended project falls within your Permitted Development rights.

Our Permitted Development rights tool is a good place to start and only takes a few minutes to complete.

Otherwise, for more tailored advice, book a call with our team. Our free consultations will not only tell you if Permitted Development is right for you, they can also provide a tailored quote for you to consider.

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