Planning permission is the formal consent granted by your local authority for a proposed building project, property alteration or development.
All major work carried out on a property is likely to need planning permission from the Local Planning Authority (LPA). The work must also be compliant with Building Regulations. Examples where work may need planning include:
- Loft conversion or roof terrace in a conservation area
- Two-storey rear or side extension
- Construction of a permanent outbuilding, e.g. an office or garage
- Solar panels
- Gates and higher boundary walls
- Internal work on a listed building
Some building work won't require full planning permission and can be built in accordance with Permitted Development (PD) rights.
Chris Salmon, Director
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Chris Salmon is a co-founder and Director of Quittance Legal Services. Chris has played key roles in the shaping and scaling of a number of legal services brands and is a regular commentator in the legal press.