These 5 Homeowner Planning Mistakes Reveal What Not to Do!

5 Times Homeowners’ Planning Mistakes Showed us What Not to do
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Applying for planning permission can be a tricky business, and without knowledge of the planning system it can be easy to make mistakes — although not all of us will have been threatened with prison time as a result. 

Some of the mistakes outlined below made when applying for planning permission (or, in some cases, not applying for planning) led to fines, consistent court appearances and even knocking down entire buildings. 

Jack Woodfield
News Editor

Jack has worked in journalism for 11 years and was the News Editor for Homebuilding & Renovating from 2019 until the beginning of 2023. He strives to break the most relevant and beneficial stories for self builders, extenders and renovators, including the latest news on the construction materials shortage and hydrogen heating. In 2021 he appeared on BBC's The World at One to discuss the government's planning reforms. 

He enjoys testing new tools and gadgets, and having bought his first home in 2013, he has renovated every room and recently finished a garden renovation.