AMLI Design is a Accredited planning agent with Charnwood Borough Council and well known over many years to all the local planning departments. We are registered on the governments planning portal for quick submission of your applications.
Construction of new buildings and extensive changes to existing buildings usually requires consent from the local planning authority. This planning system is designed to control inappropriate development.
Anything that involves the creation of a new house, either by building from scratch or a subdivision, needs planning permission. Adding extensions or outbuildings requires planning permission depending on the size of the project and the level of Permitted Development (PD) rights afforded to or still remaining on a property.
The concept of Permitted Development (PD) was introduced at the very beginning of our planning system – in the Town and Planning Act on 1st July 1948 – and allows for minor improvements, such as converting a loft or modest extensions to your home, to be undertaken without clogging up the planning system.
The level of work that can be carried out under PD depends on a variety of factors.
For example a new house application will cost £482 in England. For improvements to existing houses £226 for an extension/renovation in England). For a certificate of proposed lawful development it is £123. There’s a fee calculator available on Planning Portal for any other applications you might make.
These statements have to accompany all planning applications besides householder building works in unprotected areas and changes of use. Statements are used to justify a proposal’s design concept and the access to it. The level of detail depends on the scale of the project and its sensitivity. Unless you ensure you have included one in your submission, planning authorities can refuse to register your planning application.
Your local planning authority (LPA) will first provide written receipt of your application. You should then receive a written approval or refusal within eight weeks of your application being made.
Planning permission is typically granted for three years — meaning you must begin work in that time or face reapplying.
You can make minor alterations by applying for a non-material amendment. However, major alterations could involve a further application for Full planning permission.
Even if your project does not need planning permission you can obtain a certificate that will prove that to anyone at any point in the future. It may be very useful if you come to sell your property later.