The Planning Hub
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Lawful Development Certificates are a useful tool to define whether you're eligible for Permitted Development or on the road to Planning Permission. Find out more
Planning Hub What is retrospective planning and why might you need it? Planning consultant Simon Rix explains all
Planning Hub How to find a self build plot in a rural area that will pass planning becomes easier if you know what's important under national and local policy. And sustainable development is right up there
Planning Hub Once the initial despair of planning permission refusal has subsided, should you alter your design or launch a planning appeal?
Planning Hub Planning rules for a two storey extension are important to know. From size rules to choosing the right application to submit, our guide covers all you need to know
Planning Hub If you've sizeable land and want to build a home in your garden, how can you get planning permission? Planning consultant Ken Dijksman explains all
Planning Hub Site access and parking are two critical areas to consider and assess when building a new home. Make sure you understand any planning conditions linked to access rights with our need-to-know-guide
Planning Hub Understanding the rules around securing planning permission to demolish and rebuild is essential to make sure you don't waste money on a plot you can't develop
Planning Hub A design and access statement is an important supporting document when applying for planning approval - here's what it should include