Common Planning FAQs

Self build from Oakwrights
The replacement dwelling pictured above was located in a conservation area and green belt. It also had a large oak tree which had a root protection zone covering almost half of the plot. Before meeting Oakwrights’ regional designer Pete Tonks, the clients had two failed applications and a dismissed appeal behind them. It was clear that a much more detailed analysis was required, together with an appropriate design response. (Image credit: Oakwrights)


If you’re planning on building your own home, we’ve answered some common planning questions to set you on the right track for a successful application.