Planning Permission

What is Planning Permission?

Securing planning permission is one of the most important parts of a building project and the granting of planning permission is usually one of the starting points of most projects as without the permission, no work can be carried out. It can be a time-consuming part of the project but understanding the process of planning applications will help you to experience a smooth application process.

If you are considering a project that will need planning permission, Wright Ruffell Cameron can guide you through the process, explaining everything from when you need planning permission and how much it costs, to how long it should take and what your options are should your application be rejected.

Our Planning Application process follows these simple steps:

Step 1: Free Local Initial Consultation
Step 2: Site Survey & Computerised Sketch Drawings
Step 3: Move Forward to Agreed Plans & Discussions
Step 4: Submit Planning Application & Liaise with Local Authority
Step 5: Subject to Approved Planning Move on to Building Regulations & Detailed Drawings

Do I always need Planning Permission?

Smaller extensions and certain loft conversions may be allowed under your permitted development rights. We will be able to advise you of the appropriate planning process during our free initial consultation.

There are also other types of permissions that may be required, including but not limited to:

  • Listed Building Consent
  • Conservation Area Approval
  • Tree Preservation Orders

Once approved you could have up to three years to start the building works otherwise re-submission will be required.

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