ARCHITECTURAL & INTERIOR PLANNING SERVICES
Home Counties Design
OFFICE : 0208 642 3352 EMAIL : INFO@HOMECOUNTIESDESIGN.CO.UK
Built under Planning Permission
* Planning Permission will be needed if any part exceeds the Permitted Development
allowance for that particular type of extension.
* It’s possible to build more than one extension at the same time under Planning Permission.
* It is also possible to submit a Planning Application and a Lawful Development Certificate Application
to the Local Authority to be considered at the same time.
* If there are trees close to an extension you may need an Arboriculturist’s Report and a foundation
scheme designed by a Structural Engineer.
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 Planning 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 Council will send Notice letters to your neighbours giving them 21 days to comment
on your Application.
* The Planning Officer will visit your property, and your neighbours’, and take photographs
to assist with their report.
* Your Application will be decided by the Planning Department under delegated powers,
unless there are justifiable objections from neighbours. In which case it will go before
a Planning Committee taking longer than 8 weeks.
* Once you’ve received Planning Permission you’ll need to think about construction drawings.
* If Planning Permission is refused you can Appeal to the Planning Inspectorate.