Planning Applications

Before starting your project, we will advise you whether you need planning permission or not. If you do require planning permission, we will produce all the necessary drawings to obtain your approval.

We will then submit the application on your behalf and liaise with the local authorities directly until the application is approved.

Planning permission or planning consent is required when building a new dwelling or making extensive changes to an existing property.

There are a number of different types of planning permission, which are suited to different types of projects:

Householder planning permission

Used for permission to alter or extend an individual house within the boundary of the property.


Full planning permission

Offers consent for a project based on a detailed designed being provided. However, your project must be shown to meet the planning conditions attached to the permission in order for approval to be valid. These must be discharged formally by letter by the local authority to start work.


Outline planning permission

Doesn't include any specifics in the design, but offers a 'permission in principle'. Outline planning permission doesn't give you consent to begin the work, it's used more often to explore whether a build would be viable. An application for ‘reserved matters’ which may include the size of the proposed house, its appearance, position, landscaping and access will need to be submitted and approved before work can take place.


Permitted development rights

Enable certain alterations and extensions to be made to a dwelling, and also work to be carried out within the curtilage (garden) of a dwelling, without the need to apply for planning permission.GET IN TOUCH


If you have any other questions or would like to chat through your ideas, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

How long does the planning process take?

Most planning applications are decided within 8 weeks, unless they are unusually large or complex, in which case the time limit could be extended to 13 weeks. GET IN TOUCH

How Long Does Planning Permission Last?

Planning permission will expire after a certain time period, normally three years from the date full consent is granted. Unless your permission says otherwise or if you have made a material start on site. GET IN TOUCH
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