What is Planning Permission?
Planning permission refers to the approval needed for construction works such as new builds, extensions and even significant renovation. Planning Permission, in simple terms, is like asking if you can do a certain piece of building work.
Making significant improvements to your home requires detailed planning and Easton Bevins offers a range of services to help you.
Do I need Planning Permission?
You’ll probably need planning permission if you want to:
- Build something new
- Make a major change to your building, eg building an extension
- Change the use of your building
How long does Planning Permission take?
Most planning applications are decided within eight weeks, unless they are abnormally large or complex, in which case the time limit can be extended to 13 weeks. After the expiration date your application for permission will be granted (it may be subject to certain conditions) or refused.
What will Easton Bevins do?
We can help you establish whether your proposal is development under the planning laws and if it is the best route to obtaining the appropriate permissions. We can also advise on permitted development, and would suggest that before carrying out any works you speak with one of our surveyors to confirm that the necessary applications and approvals are in place.
We can also assist in the discharge of planning conditions and other matters linked with planning such as pre-application advice and development appraisal.