Planning Permission Projects
If you are looking to build beyond the limits of Permitted Development, or you are connecting up with a previous extension, then you will require Planning Permission first. This means the Council can ask your neighbours about the scheme and the Planning Officer makes a Decision. We will submit the planning application and liaise with the Council on your behalf as your Planning Agent, you just need to settle the Council's Application fee of £206 plus service charges.
Planning Permission: Outbuilding / Detached Annex
This service offers you an outbuilding or detached annex design that requires planning permission. It offers greater flexibility than Permitted Development projects. Subject to other planning legislation.
Our process for outbuilding projects that require planning permission
We conduct a thorough survey of your home, brainstorm design ideas with you and use our extensive experience for your planning permission project.
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Survey & Existing Drawings
We will survey your garden where the Outbuilding is going and discuss your design ideas. For added peace of mind, we ensure the Surveyor you meet at your home will continue with your project from start to finish.
We will always be clear and upfront with you, and we do require you to agree to proceeding with the service before we can come out and visit your property. We require the Instruction to Proceed Form to be signed on the day but we will only ask for the full service fee once the existing drawings (how the site looks before design works) have been sent to you. This ensures you can see the quality of our work before paying the full service fee (see Terms and Conditions for full details).
The existing drawings will be ready in 5 working days from the Survey
Once the full service fee is settled, we will design the first draft drawings ready for your review. We will base the first draft on any ideas you had at the survey visit, and combine them with our experience to create a design that meets your needs.
The design will continue to be developed until you are happy for it to be finalised (subject to T&Cs), giving you the flexibility to consider all options and ensuring the design is perfect for you.
Our designs can include brick, render, timber cladding, tiled pitched roofs, flat roofs, bi-fold doors, roof lanterns and skylights.
The first draft design drawings will be ready in 5 working days from payment
When the planning design drawings are finalised, a submission to the Council is required. We will submit this for you and the Council will decide whether to approve it, request changes or refuse it.
We do not charge for submitting it, but the Council do charge an application fee of £206 plus service charges. For ease, we can provide you with a website link so you can pay this directly to the Council.
We will liaise with the Council and if any changes are required then we will come back to you and attempt to resolve the issues if you desire (see Terms and Conditions for full details).
The submission can be made in 5 working days from the drawings being finalised
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If you're outside this area we may still be able to accommodate you, simply contact us to find out more.
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