House Design & Planning

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Certain types of project such as conservatories, small extensions, porches, garages, etc, can be carried out under ‘permitted development’ without the need to obtain Planning Approval.

Please look at the Planning Portal interactive house below to see if your project complies:-

Interactive House

Planning Portal – Interactive House

If your project falls under the category of Permitted Development we recommend that appropriate planning drawings are submitted to the Local Authority Planning Department (LAPD) to obtain a Lawful Development Certificate ( LDC ). This will give you peace of mind as well as official documentation for Building Societies & House Insurance – it could also be very relevant when you come to sell your property.

Often projects do require Planning Approval for which a Full Plans application is required to be submitted to the LAPD. An application usually comprises a Planning Application Form, sometimes a Design & Access Statement + drawings which would normally include – Location & Site Plan, Existing Plans & Elevations, Proposed Plans & Elevations & project  visuals.

Please look at house extension plans manchester  for details of different Planning Authorities.

House extension plans manchester

Typical Planning Drawings:-

Planning Drawings pdf

We submit your application on-line via the Planning Portal and it typically takes 2 weeks to be validated after which the LA are required to determine the application within 8 weeks. During this time the LA will give notices to your neighbours & possibly to other interested parties such as the Parish Council for consultation. We conduct on-going liaison with the planners in order to guide your project through the Planning process.

Planning Elevation

Hopefully your application will receive approval which is valid for 3 years from the date of the issue. Your approval will often have conditions attached which must be complied sometimes requiring attention before construction of the project commences.

Regretably Planning Approval is sometimes refused – in such cases there is a Planning Appeals procedure which you may decide to pursue. We can advise and handle such an appeal on your behalf:-

Planning Appeals

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