This is a specific type of application covering works or extensions to dwellings including those within gardens. More than half of all planning applications submitted to Councils each year are householder planning, however around 10% are refused. This amounts to more than 20,000 unsuccessful applications. While these may be approved at a later date after a resubmission or appeal, the cost and time involved could have been avoided with the appointment of an expert consultant, to guide the applicant through the process.
A householder application can include one or more alterations or additions to a single dwellinghouse including (but not limited to):
- Loft conversions
- Dormer windows
For more detailed information on house extensions, including case studies please click here. It should also be noted that not all works or extensions require the submission of a householder planning application, as many properties benefit from permitted development rights.
Householder planning applications can be used in Conservation Areas and for Listed Buildings, however separate consents including Listed Building Consent could also be required.
An application cannot be used for:
- Flats and Maisonettes
- Converting houses into more than one dwelling
- Development outside of the property’s garden.