Householder Planning Applications
In most cases, works carried out by a homeowner to their own home, can be carried out under a Householder Planning Application. There are some exceptions to this e.g. where your home is a flat, in a Conservation Area, a Listed Building etc.
Where works require planning consent, this calls the preparation and submission of a planning application.
Householder planning applications are a simplified version of a Full Planning Application.
Householder planning applications consist generally of planning application forms (which contain details about the proposed development), detailed drawings showing the existing site or building and the proposed development and supporting documentation.
Householder planning applications are submitted to the local planning authority with the relevant planning application fee. Local Planning Authorities have a statutory timescale for dealing with a planning application. This is set nationally. For most applications this is currently 8-weeks.
For most relatively small building works, planning applications are dealt with under delegated powers, where the application will be assessed and a decision made by the appointed planning officer and the planning team.
For larger or complex planning applications or situations where there may be questions about or objections against the proposals, applications may be referred to a planning committee.Got a project you would like to discuss with us?
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