When contemplating a project, it is important to consider whether the development will require planning permission, the following blog contains a brief outline of the different types of planning applications.
Full Planning Applications – A full planning application will grant permission for a project with a detailed design. For the purposes of this application a development would include building, engingeering or making of any material change in the use of buildings or other land. As such it would be used for:
any works relating to a flat;
application to change the number of dwellings;
changes to use or part or all of a property to non-residential uses; and
anything outside the boundaries/garden of the property
Although once agreed a full planning application gives you a degree of reassurance as once approved most details are agreed at an early stage. However, in order to get full planning permission, you need to obtain detailed plans to include all the information necessary to carry out the works proposed.
Householder Planning Application – This type of application is used for projects that set to alter or enlarge a single house; this will include works within the boundary/garden of the property. It would be used for developments such as; extensions, conservatories, loft conversions, garage, car ports and outbuildings.
Outline Planning Application – An outline planning application will seek to establish whether the proposed scale and nature of your development would be accepted by the Local Planning Authority (LPA), before a fully detailed proposal is put forward.
Outline planning permission opens the submission up to less scrutiny, however, does take a longer period to get it fully approved. It is important to note that this type of planning application requires fewer details about the proposed development to be submitted at first instance, therefore it does not provide you with permission to start work. Once outline planning permission has been granted, you would then need to ask for approval of full details [reserved matters] before work can start.
Lawful Development Certificate – Certificates of Lawful Use or Development are certificates issued by the department which establishes that the use or development of land in two circumstances:
Certificate of Lawfulness of Existing Use or Development – this is where you wish to confirm that any existing use, or operation, or activity in breach of condition or limitation on a planning permission that has already taken place is lawful on the date specified in the application.
Certificate of Lawfulness of the Proposed Use or Development – this is where you wish to confirm that your proposed development would be lawful; it would not need planning permission.
Listed Building Application – You are required to apply for listed building consent if either of the following apply:
you want to demolish a listed building
you want to alter or extend a listed building in a manner which would affect its character as a building of special architectural and historical interest; and
you may also need listed building consent for any works to separate buildings within the grounds of a listed building.
You would need to check the position of the building very carefully – it is a criminal offence to carry out work which needs listed building consent without obtaining it beforehand.
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