Not all developments require planning permission, some alterations to domestic properties can be made using permitted development rights. This allows a restricted level development to residential properties to take place without the need to apply for planning permission.

Permitted development only applies to planning laws and does not include Building Regulations. Any works that requires a Building Regulations application must be submitted.

Permitted development rights on residential properties only apply to houses and not to:

  • Flats
  • Maisonettes
  • Houses above basement flats

In some instances permitted development rights may have been restricted or removed to safeguard the appearance of a particular area or to protect neighbours from extensions where there is limited garden space. Any development on listed buildings or within conservation areas will have tighter planning controls. Prior to our commission we will research into your property and determine any concerns or hurdles we may face.