One of the key aspects when undertaking any extension or refurbishment of your property is ensuring that it meets with current planning requirements, to allow you to start the project as quickly as possible, and building regulations, so that you can be safe and secure in your property.

As part of any Planning Application, we can offer the following services:

  • Review your proposals and ensure that they are compliant with current Planning Legislation
  • Propose finishes and solutions to ensure a speedy planning process, tender and construction period
  • Prepare CAD drawings of the existing and proposed elevations, sections and floor plans for the submission to the local planning authority
  • Identify which planning application may be required and if additional permissions are needed, such as Listed Building Consent
  • Liaise with the planning authority with regards to any queries
  • Assist in preparation of presentations for planning committees
  • Prepare outline cost estimates for budgeting purposes
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I'm planning on building a detached outbuilding, will that require planning permission? 

Outbuildings are considered to be permitted development, not requiring an application for planning permission, provided all the conditions are met.

The rules apply to sheds, greenhouses and garages as well as other ancillary garden buildings such as swimming pools, ponds, sauna cabins, kennels, enclosures (including tennis courts) and many other kinds of structure for a purpose incidental to the enjoyment of the dwelling house. This includes a container used for domestic heating oil or petroleum gas.

‘Incidental to the enjoyment of the dwelling house’ includes the keeping of poultry, bees, pet animals, birds or other livestock for the domestic needs or personal enjoyment of the occupants of the house.

Remember, ALL the limits and conditions must be met for development to be permitted. Elvet Property Services can help you ensure that your proposed development meets these requirements. If all of the permitted development conditions can be met then full planning permission will be required.

Proposed outbuildings that are designated land or within the boundaries of a listed building will not be considered permitted development and will require planning permission. Other consents may also be required if your house is listed or in a designated area.

This guidance relates to the planning regime for England only.

I'm considering building a conservatory, will I require planning permission before I start?

Conservatories are considered to be permitted development, not requiring an application for planning permission. This is provided that all of the conditions are met, otherwise full planning permission will be required.

The location of the conservatory, proposed materials, dimensions and overall volume will impact on whether the conditions of permitted development can be met. Elvet Property Services would recommend that site plans are prepared to ensure that the proposed development will meet your requirements.

Proposed conservatories on designated land or within the boundaries of a listed building will not be considered permitted development and will require planning permission. Other consents may also be required depending on the status of your property. Elvet Property Services have experience of preparing planning applications and other consents for listed buildings and will be happy to provide assistance if required.

If planning permission is not required because the proposed development meets the permitted development conditions Building Control approval will still be required if you wish the extension to be considered a habitable room. This could be important when selling the property or mortgaging the property.

I'm considering building an extension, will I require planning permission before I start?

Extensions are considered to be permitted development, not requiring an application for planning permission. This is provided that all of the conditions are met, otherwise full planning permission will be required.

The location of the extension, proposed materials, dimensions and overall volume will impact on whether the conditions of permitted development can be met. Elvet Property Services would recommend that site plans are prepared to ensure that the proposed development will meet your requirements.

Proposed extensions on designated land or within the boundaries of a list building will not be considered permitted development and will require planning permission. Other consents may also be required depending on the status of your property. Elvet Property Services have experience of preparing planning applications and other consents for listed buildings and will be happy to provide assistance if required.

If planning permission is not required because the proposed development meets the permitted development conditions Building Control approval will still be required if you wish the extension to be considered a habitable room. This could be important when selling the property or mortgaging the property.

I'm considering a loft conversion, will I require planning permission before I start?

Loft conversions are considered to be permitted development, not requiring an application for planning permission. This is provided that all of the conditions are met, otherwise full planning permission will be required.

The location of the loft conversion (dormer windows etc), proposed materials, dimensions and overall volume will impact on whether the conditions of permitted development can be met. Elvet Property Services would recommend that site plans are prepared to ensure that the proposed development will meet your requirements.

Proposed loft conversions in designated areas or to listed building will not be considered permitted development and will require planning permission. Other consents may also be required depending on the status of your property. Elvet Property Services have experience of preparing planning applications and other consents for listed buildings and will be happy to provide assistance if required.

If planning permission is not required because the proposed development meets the permitted development conditions Building Control approval will still be required if you wish the extension to be considered a habitable room. This could be important when selling the property or mortgaging the property.

I'm considering adding a porch to an external door, will I require planning permission before I start?

Porches to any external doors are considered to be permitted development, not requiring an application for planning permission, provided that all of the conditions are met, otherwise full planning permission will be required.

The proposed porch must meet the following criteria to be considered permitted development:

  • Floor area does not exceed 3m²
  • Height does not exceed 3m
  • The house is not located in a designated area
  • The property is not listed, and
  • Any proposed porch that faces the public highway must be 2m from any boundary

The permitted development allowances described here apply to houses, not flats, maisonettes or other buildings. Local Planning Authorities may have removed permitted development rights by what are known as Article 4 directions.

Proposed porches in designated areas or to listed building will not be considered permitted development and will require planning permission. Other consents may also be required depending on the status of your property. Elvet Property Services have experience of preparing planning applications and other consents for listed buildings and will be happy to provide assistance if required.

If planning permission is not required because the proposed development meets the permitted development conditions Building Control approval will still be required if you wish the extension to be considered a habitable room. This could be important when selling the property or mortgaging the property.

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