What is planning permission?
Planning permission is a permission granted (or refused) by your local council. It focuses on how your project will impact on the surrounding environment and the visual appearance of your project. It is a legal requirement to obtain planning permission where required.
How much does planning permission cost?
Planning application fees will vary depending on the nature of your proposal. To check the appropriate application fee, you can either, look on the planning section of your local councils website, telephone the planning department or simply ask Selby Design to check this for you when discussing your development ideas.
What is permitted development?
Permitted development is alterations or additions to your home that do not require planning permission. You can find information relating to the current permitted development rights on the planning portal website, or alternatively simply send us an enquiry and we will happily email you a copy of the latest documents. If in doubt you should always check with your local planning department.
Can I get planning permission for work that I have already begun?
Yes, you can apply for planning permission in retrospect. You should however, be aware that your application could be refused and works you have done may have to be removed.
When does work need to start after planning permission is granted?
Planning permission expires after a certain period. Generally, unless your permission says otherwise, you have three years from the date it’s granted to begin the development.
If you haven’t started work by then, you will probably need to reapply or apply to extend the permission before it expires.
What is a certificate of lawful development?
A Certificate of Lawful Development can be obtained when your project may not require planning permission. It confirms that an enquiry was made before construction and that planning permission was not required. This may be required to confirm planning permission was not required should you come to sell your home.
Have a question that’s not been answered? Our team are always pleased hear from homeowners at any stage of their project, so simply contact us today for free no-obligation advice.