Tips for successful planning and building regulations for homeowners

Successful planning and building regulations:

These tips are guidelines only but are a good primer to understanding the statutory process

Planning Permission

Planning Permission, Listed Building and Conservation Area Consent are separate statutory requirements from building regulation approval. They are granted by the Local Authority, who control development in their geographical area based on national standards and regional considerations.

Over development of a site may be a consideration, and can limit the size of extensions and development.

Planning Applications often fail to gain permission through inadequate detail, we recommend going through the pre application consultation process, developing the scheme alongside the consultations before lodging an application to improve the likelihood of gaining approval.

Building Regulations

The Building Regulations apply to most building projects and are subject to constant revision. There are some exceptions and exemptions for Listed Buildings and small scale stand alone structures. We recommend you consult Taylor & Co to establish if your proposal is likely to require Building Regulation Approval and also to establish whether the Party Wall Act requirements need to be considered.

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