Thinking of submitting your own Planning Application? Get the information you need quickly, with our guide to Planning Permission.
Our Ten Minute Guide series of e-books cover a wide range of topics which will be of interest to self-builders or potential self-builders, or anyone thinking of building or renovating their own home. This particular guide will tell you all you need to know when applying for Planning Permission.
Anyone who has applied for Planning Permission, or even looked into it, can tell you what a confusing, frustrating process it can be at times – but if you arm yourself with the relevant information and put together a thoughtful and compelling proposal, there’s no reason why you can’t succeed. Our guide to Planning Permission will give you everything you need to give yourself the best opportunity of success in bitesize chunks and layman’s terms.
We look at the different types of Planning Application, and the types of work you can do on your home, without seeking prior approval, under your Permitted Development rights. We also explain in detail what you need to submit with your application, and how this can vary from one Local Planning Authority to another. The cost of making an application is also covered, as is a guide to timescales, and what you can do to minimise them.
Our guide to Planning Permission also explains the value of a good Design & Access Statement, why it can be a valuable tool in your armoury, and what it should cover. We clarify what the planners will take into account when considering your proposal, and the potential objections from neighbours that have no bearing on their decision.
Building on greenfield sites can be difficult but not impossible – we illustrate the benefits of the Paragraph 55 legislation and how it could affect your proposal, and we also go through the options following both approval and refusal of your planning application.
Give us ten minutes of your time, and we’ll give you the information you need to make a compelling, professional Planning Application!