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Permitted Development or Planning Permission in 2023?

Updated: May 16, 2023

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Permitted Development or Planning Permission in 2023?

Permitted development and planning permission are both important considerations when it comes to making changes to your property, but there are several reasons why permitted development is often considered the better option.

First and foremost, permitted development offers a more streamlined and simplified process for making changes to your property. Instead of having to navigate the complex and time-consuming planning application process, you can simply check to see if your proposed changes fall within the guidelines of permitted development and, if so, proceed with your project. This can save a significant amount of time and money, and can be especially beneficial for those who are looking to make relatively simple changes, such as a small extension or a loft conversion.

Another advantage of permitted development is that it allows for more flexibility in the design of your project. For example, you may be able to build a larger extension than you would be able to under traditional planning regulations, or you may be able to use different design elements that would not be permitted under normal planning rules. This can be especially beneficial for those who are looking to create a unique and distinctive design that stands out from the surrounding properties.

Permitted development also eliminates the need for public consultation and advertising, which is mandatory with planning permission. This can be a huge advantage, as it eliminates the potential for objections and delays to the project, which can add months to the process.

Finally, permitted development is also a great option for those who are looking to add value to their property. A well-designed and well-built extension can not only provide additional living space and improve the overall functionality of your home, but also increase its value and marketability.

In conclusion, permitted development is often considered the better option than planning permission as it offers a more streamlined, flexible and faster process for making changes to your property. Additionally, it eliminates the need for public consultation and advertising, and can add value to your property. However, it is important to keep in mind that permitted development has its own set of regulations and guidelines and it is always important to check with the local authorities and consult with an architect before proceeding with any project.

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We undertake a full measured survey of your existing house to enable us to plan your home reliably and cost effectively. We produce as existing drawings of your property which are required in your Lawful Development Certificate.

Your personal designer will undertake a detailed design brief with you where we will discover exactly what you are looking to achieve from your loft conversion. They will design concepts from your brief and create bespoke architectural drawings tailored to you.

We will provide you with the highest quality floor plans, elevations, and 3D views as seen in our videos. We will also provide rendered images that will give you a full understanding of the possible materials and finishes. You'll be able to see exactly what it will look like in real life before it is built!

You will then work with your personal designer to tailor the concepts and create your perfect design! ​ We understand that this process is difficult and decisions are hard. However, your personal designer will be there to help every step of the way and will draw recommendations from their architectural and local planning experience to make the design process seamless. ​Unlimited drawing revisions will enable you to create your perfect extension.

Once the design has been achieved, we will obtain a Lawful Development Certificate, or if it is required planning permission. You are now ready to build!

Legally, you must ensure that your project complies with building regulations which is a statutory requirement. ​ Our building regulation and structural drawings cover everything from the foundations all the way up to fire regulations, thermal efficiency, and even sound insulation. ​ We have vetted chartered structural engineers, building regulation specialists, party wall surveyors, drainage experts, land surveyors, and all other potential third party specialists that could be required in the signing off of your project. ​ This process will leave you in the best possible position going into the construction phase, providing your builder and your local authority's building inspector with everything they require.

We hope you are as excited to start your project today as we are! Please fill out our Contact Us form below so we can start your project as soon as possible. Or feel free to call us where you can speak to one of our specialists for any information you require.

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