What is Planning Permission?
Planning permission or "planning consent" is the approval granted by your Local Authority to carry out building work. Although not all types of building work require permission, generally consent is required for "development" i.e. extensions, new houses or demolition. If there is any doubt as to whether permission is required please contact us for free advice.
In England planning applications are made to your Local Authority or "District Council" and consist of forms, drawings and covering letter. Once the Local Authority has received an application, a planning officer will be assigned to assess and make recommendations to the Planning Committee, who makes the final planning decision. From registration, the process should take approximately 8 weeks.