How to Get Planning Permission for Your Home Extension

If you’re thinking about extending your home, you may be wondering whether or not you need planning permission. The answer depends on a number of factors, including the size and location of your proposed extension. In this article, we’ll provide you with an overview of the planning permission process and offer some tips on how to increase your chances of a successful application.


Do You Need Planning Permission?

The first thing you need to do is determine whether or not you need planning permission for your home extension. In general, planning permission is required if your extension:

Is larger than 50% of the total area of your existing house
Is higher than the highest part of your roof
Is closer than 2 metres to the boundary of your property
Is located at the front of your property
Involves significant alterations to the external appearance of your home
Affects a listed building or conservation area

Applying for Planning Permission

If you do need planning permission, the next step is to submit an application to your local planning authority. This can be done online, and the application fee varies depending on the size and scope of your proposed extension. When submitting your application, you’ll need to include:

A completed application form
A site plan
Elevations of the existing property and proposed extension
Floor plans of the existing property and proposed extension
Design and access statements
Any additional information requested by your local planning authority

Increasing Your Chances of Success

To increase your chances of a successful planning application, there are a few things you can do. Firstly, make sure that your proposed extension is in keeping with the character of the local area. This means taking into account the style, materials and design of neighbouring properties.

Secondly, consider hiring a professional architect or designer to create your plans. They will be able to ensure that your proposed extension is compliant with building regulations and that it meets the necessary standards of sustainability and energy efficiency.

Finally, engage with your local planning authority early on in the process. This will give you an opportunity to discuss your plans with them and to address any concerns they may have.

Conclusion

Obtaining planning permission for a home extension can be a complex process, but with the right guidance and support, it can be made much easier. At Ace Home Extensions, we have a team of experienced designers and architects who can help you navigate the planning permission process and ensure that your home extension is a success. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you transform your home.

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