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Permitted Development - The Benefits 2023



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Permitted development rights are a type of planning permission that allow certain building works and changes to be made to a property without the need to apply for full planning permission. These rights, which are granted by the government, apply to both residential and commercial properties and are set out in the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 1995, as amended.

There are many benefits to making use of permitted development rights for building work and home improvements in 2023. Here are just a few:


1. Streamlined process: Perhaps the most significant benefit of permitted development rights is the streamlined process for carrying out building work. Rather than having to go through the full planning process, which can be time-consuming and costly, homeowners can make certain changes to their property without the need to apply for full planning permission. This can save both time and money and make it easier to carry out building work on your property.

2. Cost-effective: Because the planning process can be costly, making use of permitted development rights can also be a cost-effective way to carry out building work on your property. By avoiding the need to apply for full planning permission, you can save money on application fees and other costs associated with the planning process.

3. Greater flexibility: Permitted development rights allow homeowners to make certain changes to their property without the need to go through the full planning process. This can give homeowners greater flexibility in terms of what they can do with their property and can make it easier to carry out building work that may not have been possible under the full planning process.

4. Easy to check: It's easy to check whether your proposed building works are covered by permitted development rights. You can us us at permitteddevelopment.com to determine whether your proposed building works are likely to be granted permission under permitted development rights or if you will need to apply for full planning permission.

5. Add value to your property: Making improvements to your property can add value, and permitted development rights can make it easier to do so. By allowing homeowners to make certain changes to their property without the need for full planning permission, permitted development rights can make it easier to add value to your home and improve your quality of life.


Of course, it's important to note that not all building work is covered by permitted development rights in 2023, and in some cases, full planning permission will be required. This is often the case for larger developments or if the property is located in a conservation area or other designated area.

To determine whether your proposed building works are covered by permitted development rights, you can check with us and we will be able to advise you on whether your proposed building works are likely to be granted permission under permitted development rights or if you will need to apply for full planning permission.

There are also several conditions that must be met in order for building work to be covered by permitted development rights. For example, extensions must generally be single storey and must not extend more than 3 meters beyond the rear wall of the original house for a terraced or semi-detached property, or 4 meters for a detached property. The maximum height of the extension must not exceed 4 meters, and the materials used in the construction must be similar in appearance to those of the original house.

Even if your proposed building works are covered by permitted development rights, you may still need to comply with other regulations, such as building regulations. These regulations set out the minimum standards for the design and construction of buildings to ensure they are safe and energy efficient.

In summary, there are many benefits to making use of permitted development rights for building work and home improvements. These rights provide a streamlined and cost-effective way to extend your home.

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