How to use this web site for Permitted Development to residential homes beginning - October 1st 2008
Research is often key to understanding what you can &
cannot build within the residential curtilage of your property. This web site should help you to gather
information and opinions for that very use. Homeowners usually fall into two categories when considering
development under Permitted Development:-
1 - Refused Planning Permissions by your
Council for extensions requiring consent. You are now frustrated and want to exclude them from the control
they have over your property (if you can). This web site should help you do that.
2 - Want to build an extension or garden
building without the delay or inconsistencies through the formal Planning Process. This web site will
help you achieve that but possibly not the delay as we always recommend the submission of a Certificate of Lawful
Development Application that will still require formal scaled drawings & a two month application period
through the Council.
FOR RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPERS:-
Not my most favourite of clients but certainly this web site
should provide you with a degree of ammunition to achieve your goals if you have been thwarted through the formal
Planning Permission process.
FOR THE BUILDING DESIGN & ARCHITECTURAL
Seeking ways to improve your service to your clients? Have an
idea to get around certain planning restrictions? Do you have a client wanting to exploit such development to their
property? Looking for that angle? This web site may provide you with the answers in developing a
strategy for your clients.
FOR THE BUILDERS:-
A lot of domestic clients get initial advice from the building
Profession as their first port of call. Its what happens in the real world. Regretfully many
builders fail to appreciate the full extent of the 'technical traps' and what was achievable on Mrs. Smith's
house must be applicable to Mrs. Jones house and carry on regardless with the eventual tears when told to stop or
the homeowner is unable to sell on the property due to illegal building works. This web site will assist the
builders in understanding some of these PD complexities and hopefully advise their clients more precisely and
FOR THE PLANNERS:-
I do not pretend for one moment that my understanding or
knowledge of Planning and Permitted Development criteria exceeds their own but many do seem to struggle with
the latest PD complexities especially some of the Junior or Graduate Officers who are often at the sharp end of all
this within Development Control. This web site will hopefully be another small resource for them in
conjunction with their existing vast arsenal of Planning resources.
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