Planning Permission or Permitted Development

It is not always necessary to seek planning permission or building regulations approval for all improvements you plan to make. Development allowed without planning permission are defined by the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015.

Asking your council’s planning service if your project will require planning permission is a good idea before beginning construction on your property. Claxton Planning Services can advise you on the
feasibility of your project, and if any statutory or non-statutory designations are applicable.

Claxton Planning Services can take your proposal through the pre-application service provided by your Local Authority. At this stage a full in-depth suite of drawings and documents are not usually required, and advise on the suitable level of information can be provided.

Pre-application advice is informal and there is a risk that any submitted application could be refused. The advice given would look at matters such as whether the proposal accords with planning policies, the proposed materials, scale and design of the scheme.

Once feedback has been provided by the council, further advice and guidance can be provided by Claxton Planning Services on that feedback, giving a steer on the feasibility of proposals, whether any amendments are required, and what documents may, or may not be needed to support any future application.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if you require any type of planning service by emailing [email protected].