Most extensions and alterations to private family homes are submitted the local planning authority as a Householder Planning Application and is suitable for proposals to alter or enlarge a single house, including works within the boundary/garden of a house.
It should be used for projects such as:
• Loft conversions
• Dormer windows
• Garages, car ports and outbuildings
Full planning permission is not necessarily needed for all household building work. Under permitted development rules you can carry out a number of household building work projects, provided they meet certain limits and conditions.
There are always exceptions to these cases and, if you are not sure whether you need to get planning permission, it is strongly advised that you obtain a Lawful Development Certificate for your proposed development.
It is important to note that whilst we will always represent your application as favourably as possible, we do not determine your application and therefore we cannot guarantee that planning application will be approved.
What is included in a typical planning application?
The information you submit to your local authority needs to accord with both local and national validation requirements. Whilst we endeavour to provide you with all the information of the National requirements, the local levels often vary slightly. If upon submission of an application, your local authority require additional information in order to register your application, we will where possible provide these details to support your application, or if specialist 3rd party specifications are required, we will help direct you to reputable specialist consultants.
Householder planning applications typically include:
• All existing drawings of the property (floor plans, elevations, sections)
• All proposed drawings (floor plans, elevations, sections, site plans)
• A detailed Design and Access Statement (if required)
• Heritage Statement,
• Flood Risk Assessment,
• Site plan and block plan, Ordnance Survey Map
• Application forms,
• Notification letters,
• CIL Liability declaration