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Planning permission is one of most essential things to look at when it comes to constructing your dream home. Whether you’re building your home by yourself, significantly expanding an existing property or considering a remodelling of a listed building or a property in a designated area, there’s a need to have the right planning permission in place in order for your project to be lawful.

Planning permission simply implies getting your local authorities’ consent on a proposed building project. The purpose of this is to make sure that inappropriate development is adequately prevent within the area or region. It works to convert a piece of land into a viable building plot which makes it crucial to any self build or extensive extension project as well as any proposed home improvement for a property located in a conservation area or a listed building. Decisions whether or not to grant a planning permission after an application has been submitted are made in accordance with national guidelines as well as local planning policies which are established by the local authority.

It should, however, be stated planning permission applications can significantly add to the timescale, the cost as well as the levels of stress of a construction and even more so if your work happens to have issues with your local planning department. In order to achieve a smooth sailing process with the application, there’s the need to obtain good information by having a full understanding of the planning process and the requirements.

The cost of completing a planning permission varies across the UK, however you can currently make a full application for a single dwelling in the country for about £460 to £480. generally, the real cost of obtaining a planning permission lies in preparing the plans and documents, in readiness for submission as well as any accompanying inspections.    

How can a local Planning Permission installer help me?
The truth is, several people will appoint a local planning consultant before they purchase even a plot of land, to help work out development potentials. This may seem unnecessary but it can actually save you huge bucks on buying a project that ends up not being feasible. As a result, the importance of hiring the services of a planning consultant simply can not be overemphasized. They possess an in depth knowledge of the ever dynamic planning polices that may apply to any project. Therefore, whether you’re renovating, extending or constructing a new house, their help can do a lot of good and even more so if your project happens to be in a designated area which carries the certain limitations like a conservation area. In this article, we’ll take a look at some of top reasons why the help of a planning consultant may be indispensable.

✔Extensive knowledge. Not only do they understand the planning system as a whole, but they also possess a good knowledge of where all the various documents or policy and guidance sit in the pecking order. Planning consultants are also strategists due to the fact that they understand the process, legislation as well as the larger influencing factors.
✔They provide solutions. Planning consultants are all about finding solutions such as planning enforcement. They’re able to help you navigate the usually stressful situation of planning enforcement, where you may have carried out your project without any idea that it needs a planning permission. They can help you negotiate with the enforcement team so as to prevent enforcement action wherever possible. Furthermore, they can also walk you through the rather tedious appeal process and also prepare your appeal case.
✔They save you time and money. With a proper understanding of the application process, planning consultant can help make the rather stressful process more like a breeze.

Why should I get a Planning Permission
If you’re planning to renovate or extend your property, you’ll require the relevant planning permission to get started, in general, planning permission is required when you want to construct something new, make a significant change on your property like a extension or if you own a commercial building and you want a change of use to the building. There are, however, some exception like if the change or addition is a minor one, there may not be a need for a planning permission - these are covered under the Permitted Development rights.

The importance of getting a planning permission for your proposed major home improvement project can not be overstated. Not only is it required by the law, but you also get a peace of mind knowing there wouldn’t be any fine or penalty from your local authority.

Here are some of the advantages associated with hiring the services of a professional to help with your planning permission application.

✔Professionals save you valuable time and energy. One thing you should know about planning application and process is that it can be really time consuming and frustrating especially if you are inexperienced. Hiring a reliable professional company will save you from this stress and you can focus on other important things. Professionals possess in depth knowledge and experience about the whole planning application process and if anybody can help you avoid this rather frustrating activity, it’s them.
✔When you go for trustworthy but also local professionals, you’re more likely to have the best guidance and support needed to get your application through the line as soon as possible. This is because as local professionals they’d probably have an excellent knowledge of the area and know what extension or new build projects are more realistic and which would be granted without much delay.
✔It gives you peace of mind. When you know your planning application process is being handled by a reliable professional, you won’t have to worry about a thing. Simply wait on the update that the application has been granted.        

Things to consider before getting a Planning Permission
Planning permission basically involves obtaining the consent of your local authority on a proposed building project which is put in place in order to prevent inappropriate development. It works to convert a piece of land into a viable building plot which makes it crucial to any self build or extensive extension project as well as any proposed home improvement for a property located in a conservation area or a listed building. Decisions whether or not to grant a planning permission after an application has been submitted are made in accordance with national guidelines as well as local planning policies which are established by the local authority.

Here are some of the things you’ll have to consider before getting a planning permission.

✔Design and access statements. Several planning applications as well as applications for listed building contents approval which features design implications including new or extended buildings and infrastructure applications will also need a Design and Access Statement (DAS).
✔Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL). Also known as the levy, CIL enables local planning authorities to raise funds from developers who are carrying out new building project or significant building extensions in their local areas. The funds that are generated are invested in infrastructure which is required for growth like schools as well as transport improvements.
✔Building control. Building control is different from planning permission, and you’re also going to need it for any building project. There are regulations in building control set standard for the building’s design and construction to guarantee the health as well as safety of the individuals that makes use of it. Meaning planning only exists to guide the development of our towns and countryside. For a better understanding, planning applies only to the outside of a building while building control only relates to the inside.

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