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Permitted Development Herne Bay and the surrounding areas

Permitted development will allow you as a homeowner to improve and extend your property without the need to apply for planning permission, this is where advice from a good architect comes in as you will still need to draw up plans for a builder or yourselves to follow. We can apply the current regulations and adapt the footprint to stay within permitted development, we can also take steps to advise where the development falls outside of these regulations and make the necessary applications to planning authorities.

If you are 100% certain that your building project is within permitted development rules you can start your work, for proof you should apply for a lawful development certificate, if the work does not qualify as permitted development you will need to submit a planning application.

Large single story rear extensions could be subject to a neighbour consultation scheme, homeowners need to understand how they can exercise their rights to carry out development while protecting the interests of their environment and neighbours.

There is technical guidance available to help you understand the rules, you can visit www.gov.uk/guidance/when-is-permission-required.

If you have no previous knowledge of permitted development issues you will find it easier to leave it to us to advise and we would be happy to help.

The guide on the link above will not cover all situations, advice should be sought from the local planning authority or a local architect to be totally sure before building goes ahead to avoid reversal of works or the closure of a developement until the correct criteria is met.

Further information can also be found

www.gov.uk/guidance/lawful-development-certificates, the link provides a wealth of information that we would be happy to provide explanation on and we can answer any queries you may have.

Call us on 01227 770511 to discuss any building works you are considering, an early phone call before starting work can save you lots of time and money.