Steve has been involved with the building industry for over 35 years. We have compiled a list of the questions he gets asked most often by clients and prospects. These questions come from both returning clients and clients who are embarking on their first development project.
An extension to your home is generally considered to be permitted development, and therefore does not require an application for planning permission. This however can vary between councils, and as such you should always check with your Local Planning Authority whether permitted development rights apply – they may have been removed by what are known as Article 4 directions. Other consents may also be required if your house is listed or in a designated area. In order to find out more around the process, and these conditions you should go to The Planning Portal. It is a great resource and will give you lots of guidance around the permitted development regime. It is also worthwile reading through their Your Responsibilites pages for additional information and pointers towards other items that you also need to consider.