Planning permission guide

Pristine Build and our Architects team can help customers get planning permission.

Planning permission guide

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For many types of building improvement, renovation or extension work you will need planning permission. There are two misconceptions about planning permission.


The first is that planning permission applies only to buildings that are listed or are in a conservation area. It is simply not true that planning permission applies to these types of building.


In fact, planning permission can apply to any type of building. The second misconception is that planning permission regulations have been relaxed for extensions to houses so that permission is not required.

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There is some truth in this, in that rules have been relaxed, however, in the majority of cases, permission is still required.

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As you can see, planning permission can be a minefield, and you would be wise to consult with a specialist firm of contractors, such as Pristine, before applying for planning permission and deciding upon the sort of work that you would like.

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Planning permission depends upon the specific project that you have in mind. For projects such as loft conversions, extensions, conservatories, outbuildings and porches planning permission is required.

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However, for any significant alteration to your property, you may find that you need planning permission. For example, even alterations to your garden such as the construction of an outbuilding may need explicit permission.

Obviously, you will need detailed plans for your project when you apply for planning permission.

You will also need to have details concerning the type of work which will be undertaken. Even factors such as the design and quality of materials can impact on planning permission.

Planning Permission Guide

With so much at stake and so much detail required, you should really choose a firm like Pristine for your building project. They have an excellent understanding of the planning permission process.

Once the application has been made to the correct authority (usually a council or local authority) work cannot usually start until permission has been obtained. This can mean that a project can be delayed and so you need to build this into your timescale for the project.

Planning permission is a necessary tool to get your new property up and running.

There are a number of things that go into planning permission, and there are a variety of different types of planning permission in place.

You can get planning permission to construct a new house through the planning authorities if your local government allows it or by applying to your local council.

Planning permission is one of several requirements that you need for any new construction project.

Your planning authority will be the person who decides whether the site you are constructing your home on is suitable for you to build on.

There are a few different things that will affect this, including the type of dwelling you want to construct, the zoning laws in your area, the style of the building, how much land you intend to use, and how large your new home will be.

These are just a few of the factors that will affect whether you can build on your new site or not.

Once you have obtained planning permission, you need to actually build your new home.

To do this, you will need to apply to your local council and submit a building application.

If you are building your new house from scratch, you should take a look at the guidelines that come with your planning consent before you begin construction.

When your new house is complete, it needs to be registered with your local council.

This registration can take place through a number of different methods, but it is important to make sure that you submit the right documents.

After all, you may have had plans drawn up for your new house before it was ever built, but without a valid certificate of construction, your new house will never be able to operate legally in your neighbourhood.

Once you have received your permission and registered your new house with your council, you should find it quite easy to get your new house approved.

All you need to do is follow the guidelines of your local planning authority to ensure that the building meets all of their requirements.

With a little bit of research and good planning, you can get your new house built as soon as possible.

Take a look at the planning consent guide that comes with your approval before you make any final decisions.

A Planning permission guide is a useful tool for both home and building owners.

The purpose of it is to identify the best places where you can build your new house or build a new development or to re-live an existing development that is not in good repair.

It will also provide you with guidelines on how to improve the aesthetics of your home and ensure that it meets the local planning authorities’ requirements.

In most cases, you will need planning permission from the local authority, which will vary from one area to another depending on what the local planning authority requires.

It should be noted that this can be a complex process and that in some cases, the local authority may need to be contacted as they will have to provide information to the builder of your house.

Also bear in mind that the requirements will change over time, so you need to make sure that you are up to date with these.

Planning permission will also be required before any building works are undertaken, although this will not normally require a visit from the planning authority.

This information will cover:

  • the specific requirements,
  • the application procedure,
  • how to apply,
  • the regulations that affect you, and even information on how to lodge an appeal.
  • If you are not aware of any changes to the local planning laws, make sure you speak to the local authority.

Always make sure that you do your research carefully, so that you get the best advice.

You may be able to hire a professional planner or a planner who specialises in planning matters.

However, if you do not know enough about the planning laws, then it may be wise to hire a professional to do this for you.

One thing that you should not forget is that you will have to comply with the legal requirements associated with any of these projects.

This is why it is essential that you are up to speed with the rules and regulations.

Do not let yourself down when it comes to the planning process as it could be a waste of time and money.

If you are in doubt as to whether you have the necessary planning, make sure you contact the local authority for advice before you start.