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Do I Need Planning Permission? Inspired Plans

Need Planning?

You will need Planning Permission and need to apply for it if your property doesn’t fall under permitted development. Your Local Authorities regulate the development and use of land through local policy guides, government guidance and statutory legislation. It is hard to tell what you can and cannot do as there are a lot of factors to take into consideration.

Permitted Development rules do not apply if your property is located within a Designated Area’ (e.g. Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty or Conversation Area) or has a Listed Building Status. There is nothing to stop you from applying for Planning Permission, but you will need scale drawings of plans, elevations, a section through the building and its relation to surrounding properties.

Our free initial site visit and consultation will help you establish whether you need Planning Permission for your proposal. Speaking with the experts could save you thousands.



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  • We offer a full in-house service from planning applications and detailed drawings to a full structural design.
  • At Inspired Plans, we have gained extensive experience on a variety of projects from small extensions to large housing schemes. We can work on any project including internal remodelling and house renovations to basement construction.
  • We provide high quality design and innovative solutions offering many options after the first 1 on 1 meeting.
  • Architectural Services by Inspired Plans provides practical advice and inspiring ideas using our expertise in space planning.

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