Do I Need Planning Permission For An Extension?
.As interest rates continue to rise, it may be easier and
more cost effective to extend your current property rather than move to a new
one. It can be complicated to understand what’s needed to build one and how to
go about it.
T J Goodwin
& Associates, this month’s blog looks at whether or not you need
planning permission for an extension. For more information, don’t hesitate to
call us in Norwich on 01263 587 047. Do You Need Planning Permission?
In short, no you don’t need planning permission for an
extension if you build within your permitted development rights. Most of the
restrictions that don’t fall under permitted development are for work to the
front of a house, next to a road or near a boundary.
Some projects in your permitted development rights, though
they don’t require a full planning application, they do require prior approval.
You may be thinking what one is? This is an application to your local authority
which ensures you have kept to any permitted development guidelines.
How Does This Approval Differ From A Planning Application
Full planning applications are judged from council to
council. It’s important to know what one authority allows, another may not. What
prior approval removes is the subjectivity out of the process. This allows
guaranteed success as long as you have stuck to the guidelines.
Applying For Planning Permission
If your home or project does not fit within your permitted
development rights, you must apply for regular planning permission. This gives
you more scope for any sort of creativity and size. However, its important to
note this does increase the potential chance of rejection.
For a better chance of first-time success, we advise
submitting a pre application. This involves an informal meeting with your
planning officer to discuss the feasibility of any ideas you have for the
extension, along with any concerns you may have.
For more information about gaining planning permission
for an extension, contact T J Goodwin & Associates. Call us in Norwich on
01263 587 047 .Alternatively,
you can make an enquiry via our contact form.
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