The Planning Hub
Planning Hub Pre-application advice might not be the panacea it’s often made out to be, says planning consultant Ken Dijksman, who advises to approach with caution
Planning Hub This guide explains why getting your parish or town council on side could make all the difference when applying for permission for a new home or extension
Planning Hub In addition to researching the planning policies that exist in your local authority, keep an eye out for an out-of-date local plan — it could be a golden opportunity!
Planning Hub Plots in designated areas, such as an AONB or Conservation Area, hold strong appeal to self builders - but can you actually get permission from the local planners to build?
Planning Hub Don’t overlook the attached planning conditions in the euphoria of gaining planning approval. Failure to discharge conditions can invalidate the permission for your build — ignore them at your peril!
Planning Hub Planning permission for sheds is not always required but there are instances where it may be needed — we guide you through what you need to know
PLANNING HUB The Community Infrastructure Levy could be a potential pitfall for self-builders. Here’s all you need to know to apply for self build CIL exemption
Planning Hub The Paragraph 79 clause of the National Planning Policy Framework, could be just the ticket to building a home in the countryside. Find out how it works
Planning Hub Find out when a planning consultant might be worth bringing on board your project. Plus, where to find a good one and how much to expect to pay