Permitted Development

Permitted Development is works or a use which the Government has already granted planning permission for. In some instances this is subject to conditions which may require Prior Approval or a Prior Notification from the Local Planning Authority.

Permitted Development is usually relatively minor works which should not be subject to the stresses of a full planning application. These include house extensions, garden outbuildings, change of use of buildings and agricultural developments, to name but a few.

On 15 April 2015, the Government produced a new, concise Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 2015, which now contains the Permitted Development rights for England.

Most Permitted Development rights are based solely on fact and therefore there is no leniency, the proposed development either qualifies or does not.

Some Permitted Development rights require an application to the Local Planning Authority, whilst other rights allow you to start a development immediately.

It is vital to attain advice if proposed works are allowed via Permitted Development and if an application to the Council is required before starting.

Depending on where you live, Permitted Development may be restricted, for example if you are in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), or if your house or building has had its Permitted Development rights removed.

Patrick Durr Associates is able to assess your property and the proposed works to ensure they qualify for this helpful provision. When a Prior Approval or Prior Notification application is required, we can effectively prepare and submit this on your behalf, avoiding the many potential pitfalls.

Contact us today to find out how we can help with your Permitted Development.


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