Frequently Asked Questions
A: From the registration date, the Local Authority, (LA) has a statuatory period of 8 weeks to determine the application. This can be extended to 13 weeks by the LA for some larger developments.
Q: How long does planning permission last once approval has been received?
A: Currently all applications that recieve approval will have a condition attached specifying that works are to be commenced within a three year period of the date of approval.
A: Current planning law states that most alterations and all extensions will require building regulations approval. This generally includes electrical works and replacement windows.
A: The LA will require an application fee when submitted. The scale of fees can be found via the link to the individual Council web page. Our fees will be calculated in accordance with the scale of the project and type of service requested. All fees will be outlined in a quotation letter after your initial consultation.
A: Planning laws and policies including permitted development rights were revised by the Government in October 2008. The following link provides an easy to use guide of the latest policies, www.planningportal.gov.uk If you are in any doubt please contact us.
A: Most Councils now have a link to the planning portal and you can view the progress of your application on-line. Please see the individual web links on the planning page for your local planning authority.