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Permitted Development

7 Things To Consider With Your Next Project


Through Permitted Development rights, homeowners can perform specific home improvement projects without applying for planning permission. The formal legislation stipulates details on the type of projects that can be fast-tracked and provides guidance and limitations on allowable work.

These rights encompass various projects, large or small. They can help you get projects done quickly, without going through the planning permission process, if your project falls within the specified limitations. While this can benefit homeowners, learning the details on what is or is not allowed and the intricacies of the legislation can be a daunting task, leaving you with more questions than answers.


So, whether you are considering installing a fence, constructing decking, or building an extension to your home, keep these things in mind during the process:


1. Property Location

Restrictions apply for homes located in Designated Areas, such as Conservation Areas or National Parks. If your property is within these areas, you may need to get your plans reviewed and approved before starting the work. Be sure to contact your council if you are uncertain whether your home falls under one of these Designated Areas.


2. Limitation or Withdrawal of Rights.

These rights can either be limited or withdrawn altogether if they could cause significant impacts on their surroundings. For example, suppose alterations to an existing dwelling or construction of a new building within your property cause an environmental impact to their surroundings. You will have to apply for a review and approval of your plans before proceeding with any work. <