Our experienced team are here to assist with all your planning application requirements. With our industry experience we are quickly able to answer your questions and queries.
When it comes to making changes to a home or office building one of the first questions we are asked is “Do I need planning permission?”
The answer to that depends upon what you are constructing or changing within your existing building.
Planning permission exists to protect the best of our heritage, our architecture and our land uses and to ensure that any new buildings or new building works only improve upon existing infrastructure.
The local planning authority or LPA, is responsible for granting planning permission. They, ultimately, have the final say on whether any new building works can go ahead.
We can arrange all necessary planning permission for internal alterations, garden rooms, rear and side extensions, loft conversions, garage conversions and conservatories for all our clients.
We can also seek planning permission on your behalf for all construction of new buildings, substantial alterations or fundamental changes of uses within buildings that require planning permission.
This depends on what you intend to build or alter and on the local permitted development rights. As responsible London architectural designers we always advise our clients to check with your local authority before doing any work. We can contact the Local Authority on your behalf to obtain any planning permissions that are required.
For most works to an existing house, the only permission needed is Householder Planning Consent. This is sufficient for plans to enlarge a house, change the interior layout of the house or do building works within the boundary/garden of a house.
Some minor building works, known as permitted development, do not require planning permission. Building works fall under the definition of permitted development if the impact of the works on neighbours or the surrounding environment will be small.