Understanding Planning Permission

Planning permission is simply asking if you are able to carry out building work. It will either be granted or refused subject to certain conditions by local planning authorities. Many people have concerns about planning permission and the correct application methods.

The majority of renovators and builders will want to get the building process underway as quickly as possible.  As applications can take up to 2 months from submission to the decision, going through the process once is more than enough. Before you submit your application, it is important to hire a reputable architect to prepare your drawings as a professional design can help to influence the decision of the local authority. By submitting a pre-application enquiry to the local council, you will be able to receive feedback on your proposal before submitting to the full application.

When you begin the planning application process your local council and planning portal, the online facility you use online, will provide you with detailed notes on how to create a successful application that is likely to be approved. Location plans that are drawn up have to show the exact boundary in red lines and the land in blue. If there is shared access that you cannot outline in red you must serve a formal notice and declare the situation by completing the Certificate B at the end of your application form.

All planning applications are always checked a numerous amount of times to ensure that it will not lead to any loss of privacy for your neighbours or that it would cause any undue noise or disturbance.

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