What Type Of Planning Application Do I Need?
Our knowledge and understanding of what is possible under planning legislation has developed over many years of experience and a large number of successful applications.
We aim to ensure that any design proposal we present is in accordance with relevant planning legislation, increasing the chances of a successful outcome for our applications.
In The United Kingdom and Ireland is governed for the most part by national legislation formed under the Town and Country Planning Act 1947, which came into effect on 1 July 1948. The legislation has been updated but the act still forms the basis of current law.
Planning Permission or Planning Consent
Planning permission or planning consent is the permission required in the United Kingdom and Ireland for carrying-out development works.
“Development” as defined by law consists of any building, engineering or mining operation, or the making of a material change of use in any land or building. Certain types of operation such as routine maintenance of an existing building are specifically excluded from the definition of development.
Specified categories of minor or insignificant development are granted an automatic planning permission by law, and therefore do not require any application for permission. These categories are referred to as Permitted Development.
Planning applications are applications to the Local Planning Authority, to carry-out development works.
They consist generally of forms (which contain details about the proposed development), detailed drawings showing the existing site or building and the proposed development and supporting documentation.
Applications are submitted to the local planning authority with the relevant application fee. Local Planning Authorities have a statutory timescale for dealing with an application. For most applications this is currently 8-weeks.
Over the years in practice, we have dealt with many types of situation. If you would like more detailed information on specific aspects of planning, please click the relevant link below.