ARCHITECTURAL & INTERIOR PLANNING SERVICES
Home Counties Design
OFFICE : 0208 642 3352 EMAIL : INFO@HOMECOUNTIESDESIGN.CO.UK
Built under Permitted Development
It’s possible to build more than one extension at the same time under Permitted Development,
so long as each extension doesn’t exceed the relevant criteria for that particular type of extension.
* Permitted Development isn’t allowed if the house is in designated land, such as National Parks
and the Broads, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Conservation Areas and World Heritage Sites.
* Extensions shouldn’t exceed 50% of the site area, if the house was built after 1st July 1948.
* Extensions shouldn’t exceed the highest part of the existing building
* All building materials should match the existing building.
WHAT’S NEEDED TO START?
* We’ll come to you to talk over your project, free of charge, and let you know what’s possible.
* We’ll send you an estimate of our fees and let you know what other costs are involved,
especially Local Authority charges.
* We’ll carry out a measured Survey of the existing building, and plot the surrounding
area and adjoining properties.
* We’ll draw up the Survey plans and elevations, as these are needed by the Local Authority.
* We’ll prepare Scheme drawings for you to agree, showing plans, sections, and elevations
of your proposed extensions.
* We’ll prepare and submit the Lawful Development Certificate Application to the Local Authority.
* We’ll receive an Acknowledgement of the Application from the Council giving a decision date
- which is usually a minimum of 8 weeks from the acknowledgement date.
* The Planning Officer will visit your property, and your neighbours’ and take photographs
to assist with their report.
* Your Application will be considered by the Planning Department and a decision will be received
in 8 weeks.
* Once you’ve received the Lawful Development Certificate you’ll need to think about
* If Permitted Development is refused you’ll need to make a Planning Application.