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Types of planning permission explained

1.      Householder Planning Permission:

This type of permission is necessary for homeowners who wish to make alterations or extensions to their properties. Examples include adding a conservatory, converting a loft, or building an extension.

2. Full Planning Permission:

Required for larger projects, such as new housing developments, commercial properties, or changes in land use. It involves a more in-depth application process and more stringent regulations.


3. Outline Planning Permission:

This provides an initial agreement for a proposed development, allowing the applicant to establish whether the project is viable before committing to a detailed application. However, the developer must obtain final approval (Reserved Matters Approval) before construction can begin.


4. Lawful Development Certificate:

This is not technically a form of planning permission, but it is a legal document that confirms a project can proceed without the need for planning permission because it complies with permitted development rights.

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If you want to learn more please follow the links below:

  1. Planning Portal

  2. Plain English Guide to Planning System

  3. Planning in Conservation Areas

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