When it comes to home improvement projects big or small, nothing quite puts people off more than planning permission.
What is planning permission? Simply put, planning permission is the process of you asking your local council whether you can commence building work for a particular project. This can be building your home, adding an extension to your property, converting your loft and so on. Your application will either be successful and work may commence. Or it will be refused and you will not be able to build.
To guarantee you pass the planning permission standards, it may be in your best interest to work with a reputable construction company like Bespoke Norfolk Group.
OUR HIGH PASS RATE
Here at Bespoke Norfolk Group, we like to let people know of our extremely high pass rate when it comes to planning permission. That is because we know how difficult certain projects can be to meet planning permission standards.
How is it we have such a high pass rate for our projects? Well, the answer is what you might expect. It’s down to our years of experience in the industry. Being a major player in the industry, we have picked up a thing or two when it comes to planning permission.
Not only is it our years of experience in the industry, but it’s also our years of experience in dealing with local councils. This experience lets us know what will and won’t pass the planning permission standards.
To make this process of the project go as smooth as possible, we recommend you work with us from start to finish. This means that instead of you putting in the hours and stressing to get plans completed, let us take care of that for you. We like to call this: ‘construction under one company’ – keep your eyes peeled for the next blog where we discuss this further.
PLANNING PERMISSION VERSUS PERMITTED DEVELOPMENT RIGHTS
It’s important for you to know that some projects may not need planning permission at all.
This is thanks to a government scheme called permitted development rights. The aim of this scheme is to simplify the process of planning permission. It works on the basis of giving pre-approval to common construction projects as long as these projects keep to certain guidelines.
These common projects mentioned are internal renovation, loft conversion, garage conversion, single and two-storey extensions.
Different project types come with their own sets of guidelines that you must adhere to in order to qualify for permitted development rights. If these guidelines cannot be meant, you will need to seek proper planning permission.
So, there is a good chance you may not need planning permission for your project. But should you find yourself needing planning permission, working with us can make the whole process a breeze.
If you have a project in mind and aren’t sure whether you will need planning permission, please get in touch with us today and we’d be happy to help.