10 Things You Didn’t Know Needed Planning Permission

Garden decking

1. Raised Timber Decking If you are planning some ‘Ground Force’ style garden renovations you might be tempted to include some raised timber decking. If you do, you’ll need planning permission if you intend going higher than 30cm above ground level. This is to help prevent any over-looking between properties. You will also need planning […]

What is listed building consent? (And why you shouldn’t ignore it)

Listed building conversion by David Granger Architectural Design Ltd

In 2008, property developer Kim Davies bought the 16th century, grade II listed Llanwenarth House near Abergavenny. Over the next few years, he painstakingly carried out over £1m worth of renovation work. Six years later, at Newport Crown Court, he was fined £300,000, with the added threat of 20-months imprisonment if he failed to pay. […]