Planning Legislation

Initial Design:

From your initial designs, we can advise on what the Local Authority Planning department  would be looking for in a development and discuss your proposals with them to arrive at a satisfactory conclusion, sometimes it may involve a pre-application meeting which we would attend on your behalf. Many Local Authorities have specific requirements for a development so understanding their demands can sometimes be difficult, up to date we always succeeded in a positive conclusion for all parties, taking the stress of the application from you and getting the approval you require. Once you have approval, any conditions attached will be dealt with by ourselves, keeping you informed at every stage of the process.

Do you need Permission?

Owner Responsibilities

Planning or Building regulation work, the owner of the Land/ property in question is ultimately responsible for complying with the relevant planning rules and building regulations (regardless of the need to apply for planning permission and/or building regulations approval or not).

Therefore, failure to comply with the relevant rules will result in the owner being liable for any remedial action (which could go as far as demolition and/or restoration). The general advice is to always discuss your proposals with our expert before starting work.

Most new buildings or major changes to existing buildings or to the local environment need consent – known as planning permission.

Planning Policy is supported by legislation, this mainly takes the form of Acts of Parliament and Statutory Instruments.


Obtaining Planning Permission and preparing applications are a lengthy process. With our experience, we can navigate you through and eliminate the worry and time-consuming requirements, putting forward a convincing case so that you’re more likely to get planning consent granted.

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There are many things to question and consider when you are planning to develop, improve or extend your home.

Depending on the development project you wish to carry out, you may need to apply for Planning Permission or it may fall under Permitted Development. We feel it is extremely important to carry out thorough research or get in touch and discuss your proposal with your local property experts.

Planning permission is the legal process followed in order to decide whether proposed developments should be allowed to go ahead. Responsibility for planning lies with local planning authorities (usually, the planning department of the district or borough council). The legislation, policy and guidance that underpins planning in England can be found on the governments.

Other than permitted developments, (which are considered to have insignificant impact), all developments require planning permission.