Permitted Development

In recent years, Planning law has been relaxed somewhat and many of our clients are surprised how much they can actually do to develop their home without the need for Planning Permission.

Many rear extensions, garages, other outbuildings, conservatories or garden rooms and even loft conversions can be completed using your “Permitted Development Rights”.

It is worth mentioning that the Permitted Development Rights, which apply to many common projects for houses do not apply to flats, maisonettes or other buildings.

In areas of the country known generally as ’designated areas’, permitted development rights are more restricted. If your property is located in a Conservation Area, a National Park or an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, you will, more often than not, need to apply for planning permission for certain types of work, which do not need an application in other areas.

There are also different requirements if the property is a listed building.

Kennet Design are experts in offering advice on your Permitted Development Rights, so get in touch to see whether you can build without Planning Permission.