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Steps for getting a new planning permission

Q I own an acre of land which had planning permission in the past and I now want to get a different permission. What are the steps I need to go through to achieve this? A The best place to … Continue reading

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Planning application delay

Q I’ve sent a planning application but I haven’t heard anything after almost a month. Will this delay my permission? A Councils have a target of eight weeks to decide applications for single houses and 13 weeks for large schemes. … Continue reading

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Planning objection to housing development

Q A developer has applied for planning permission for a new development close to my house. I’m not happy about it and want to object. The developer obviously knows all the angles and how to work the system. What can … Continue reading

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Whether to make a planning appeal

Q I’ve just been turned down planning permission for another house in the back garden of my house with a shared access down the side of my existing house. The council says it’s out of character with the area and … Continue reading

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Planning permission for barn conversion extension

Q I have a barn to convert which is really quite small but, if I can get planning permission, will make a nice one bedroom house. I wanted to extend it slightly but the planning officer said it was against … Continue reading

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Planning permission for garden extension

Q We own 3.1 acres of which 0.8 acres is in the village settlement boundary and on this sits our house and the other 2.3 acres is outside in the form of a field. We wished to add 0.5 acres … Continue reading

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Lawful development certificate application

Q When applying for a certificate of lawfulness for continued use, should the council treat this the same as a planning application? Also when the deadline date is reached do the council have to give you an answer one way … Continue reading

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Planning permission on Green Belt garages site

Q We have acquired a large area of land attached to the bottom of our garden, it has three garages on it which are in disrepair but no planning permission. Looking at the plans of the road, this area of … Continue reading

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Planning permission to replace burnt down house

Q We’re buying some land that’s got the remains of a house on it and want to get planning permission to rebuild the house for ourselves. The original house was burnt down years ago and never replaced. We’ve been told … Continue reading

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Community Infrastructure Levy and permitted development

Recent talk by government about increasing the size of extensions to houses that might be allowed as permitted development might be inspiring those with intentions to build large extensions. But less inspiring is the fact that Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) … Continue reading

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