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- Why Choose Leekes?
If planning permission is required we will take care of it for you as this is included in our service and cost, giving you a stress free experience and peace of mind that we have obtained thousands of successful applications and have the knowledge and experience to process this as efficiently and as quickly as possible.
For conservatories however, planning permission usually isn’t needed. this is due to the new regulations that came into effect from 1 October 2008 which means adding a conservatory to your home is considered to be permitted development, not needing an application for planning permission, subject to the following limits and conditions:
*The term “original house” means the house as it was first built or as it stood on 1 July 1948 (if it was built before that date). Although you may not have built an extension to the house, a previous owner may have done so.
*An example of designated land includes national parks and the Broads, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, conservation areas and World Heritage Sites.
Planning permission can also vary due to the age of your property, for example you may also need to check if your house is a ‘new build’ as developers sometimes place restrictions on them.
If your project does need planning permission however, once your survey is complete, our team will draw up all necessary plans for your project. They will submit an application and deal with everything for you.
For more information on planning permission visit the Planning Portal – The Planning Portal is the UK Government’s online planning and building regulations resource for England and Wales.
How long does planning permission take?
All local authorities are slightly different, but most of them take around 8 weeks to make their decision. Around 99% of Leekes’ planning applications are successful and with no issue.
Planning Permission for Garage Conversions
Planning permission is not usually required, providing the work is internal and does not involve enlarging the building. Sometimes permitted development rights have been removed from some properties with regard to garage conversions and therefore you should contact your local planning authority before proceeding, particularly if you live on a new housing development or in a conservation area.
Where work is proposed to a listed building, listed building consent may be required. Once your survey is complete, our team will draw up all necessary plans for your project.