Do I require planning permission for my house extension?
Not all house extensions require planning permission. Some works to your home can be carried out using permitted development rights. It is essential to check that your house benefits from such rights, as not all houses have them.
Which properties have permitted development rights restrictions or limitations?
Flats and maisonettes
Houses in Conservation Areas
Houses with permitted development restricted by condition
Houses located within Article 4 areas
Assuming that planning permission for extensions is required, a householder planning application could be submitted to the local planning authority. Please see here for more information on these specialist types of planning applications.
Many Local Authorities have dedicated supplementary planning guidance or documents (often known as SPG’s or SPD’s) providing information on what they would likely accept or require in granting planning permission for house extensions. These can be quite restrictive or prescriptive (dictatorial), especially when considering larger house extensions or home remodelling projects.
At plande, we can often obtain planning permission for extension designs which do not fully comply with guidelines. Often an extension doesn’t fit neatly within the assumed guideline scenarios.
Plande steps in to act for clients in obtaining planning permission for extensions. Especially where issues have been raised during the planning application process.