Reducing delays when getting planning applications validated

When a local authority receives a planning application, it will be reviewed by an officer to determine if it is complete—and valid—before it can move to the decision-making stage. If any required information is found to be missing, the application is marked as ‘invalid’ and returned to the applicant. This will be accompanied by an […]

What you should know about permitted development rights

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Some types of building work don’t require you to apply for full planning permission from the council. Depending on their scale and nature, they may be considered a ‘permitted development’ and automatically be granted permission to continue without the need for an application process. However, there are some conditions, limitations and exceptions that need to be […]