Permitted Development Services | London
In 2012 GOAStudio achieved Smarter Planning Champion status as a result of our planning application submissions being judged “high quality and met the core best practice guidelines of the Smarter Planning scheme”. We hope this demonstrates our commitment to deliver a faster, more transparent planning application service.
Permitted Development Rights (Certificate of Lawfulness)
“You can make certain types of minor changes to your house without needing to apply for planning permission. These are called “permitted development rights”. They derive from a general planning permission granted not by the local authority but by Parliament. Bear in mind that the permitted development rights which apply to many common projects for houses do not apply to flats, maisonettes or other buildings.”
Making a submission under Permitted Development is rather similar to making a planning submission however this is not a submission that is legally required as such. As a homeowner you might find that your property has Permitted Development Rights which means that you do not have to apply for a planning permission to carry out specific alterations to your home. More specifically Permitted Development covers alterations to your roof, rear and side extensions, adding windows, doors, porches, and outbuildings to your home.
Provided that the alterations are within the framework of your Rights (specific size, location, volume, and use of materials for example), and that the Rights have not been removed in your area (Permitted Development Rights are typically removed from properties in Conservation areas), and you do not wish to apply for a planning approval, then you can simply go ahead with carrying out the building works. Please note that even in this case you still have to satisfy the building regulations and make the necessary submissions.
It is still advisable to obtain a Certificate of Lawfulness to confirm your Permitted Development Rights, and check that the works are Lawful under Permitted Development. Talk to the duty planner at your local authority for more information. At GOAStudio we will prepare the drawings, design, complete the forms, liaise with the council, and act as your agent for your certificate application.
We see ourselves as creative problem solvers who will deal with any construction, planning, and design issues relevant to your project.