New Permitted Development Rights

New permitted development rights for larger extensions

New Permitted Development Rights Back in 2013, the Government introduced changes to permitted development rights to homeowners, which included the larger home extension scheme. These new rules were brought in to help the recovery process from the recession for the construction industry. The relaxed rules allowed permitted development rights for single-storey rear extensions of up […]

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 […]

Can I Build a House In My Back Garden?

farmhouse conversion in Packington, Leicestershire build in back garden

It’s one of the most frequent questions we are asked: “Can I build a house in my back garden?”. If you are lucky enough to have a large garden, this could be an option for you. Many of the single plots we design are initially part of someone’s front, side or rear garden. Permitted development […]

How to extend without planning permission: Permitted Development explained

Permitted development

Many people assume that projects like building an extension, porch or loft conversion will require planning permission. But that’s not always the case. You can complete all these types of schemes without planning approval because they are allowed by your permitted development rights. What is Permitted Development? These are permissions granted by Parliament to encourage […]