Architectural Drawings for Planning Permissions

Most building work in the UK will require some level of permission before it can go ahead. This is required for many types of building work in the UK, including new builds, extensions, and changes of use, in order to ensure that the proposed development is in line with local and national planning policies. These policies are put in place to ensure that new developments are safe, sustainable, and in keeping with the character of the surrounding area.

One of the main reasons why planning permission is required is to ensure that new developments do not negatively impact the local community. For example, a proposed development may be denied planning permission if it would cause excessive noise or traffic, or if it would block the sunlight or views of neighboring properties. Planning permission is also required to ensure that new developments do not cause damage to protected areas, such as conservation areas or areas of outstanding natural beauty.

It is always best to obtain planning permission before starting any building work in the UK, as failing to do so can result in enforcement action being taken against the property owner. This can include fines, orders to halt work, or even the demolition of the work that has been carried out. Additionally, if you are planning to sell the property in the future, a lack of planning permission can make it difficult to sell the property and may reduce its value.

Depending on the works proposed there are two types of applications required;

Permitted Development Application and Full Planning Permission Application.

The difference?

Permitted development rights are a set of regulations in the UK that allow certain types of building work to be carried out without the need for planning permission. These rights are intended to make it easier for property owners to make small changes to their properties without having to go through the time and expense of applying for planning permission.

The types of work that are covered by permitted development rights can vary depending on the type of property and the nature of the work being carried out. In general, permitted development rights are more extensive for detached and semi-detached houses than for flats and other types of properties.

Permitted development rights can include things like:

    • Building small single-story rear extensions, up to a certain size
    • Building dormer windows in the roof
    • Installing or replacing windows and doors
    • Converting a loft or garage into living space
    • Erecting a porch
    • Installing solar panels or other energy-saving measures

It is important to note that even if a type of work is covered by permitted development rights, it may still need to comply with building regulations. Additionally, certain areas, such as conservation areas or national parks, may have stricter rules regarding permitted development rights.

Whereas a full planning application is a formal request to the local planning authority for permission to carry out a specific development on a property. This type of application is typically required for more substantial or complex types of development, such as new builds, large extensions, and changes of use.

We will act as a planning agent on your behalf to get your application approved. We provide architectural drawings for all UK developments including:

    • Extensions
    • Loft Conversions
    • Garage Conversions
    • Annexes (outbuildings)
    • Commercial and Bespoke projects

Contact us to find out if we can offer our services to fit your needs or even a free consultation.