The changes in the planning regulations mean that many larger alterations and extensions do not need planning permission but some very minor changes will. The rules are now primarily impact based rather than how much volume you wish to add or have had before.
In order to save time and money, or invoke enforcement action by the Council, you need to know as early as possible whether your proposal needs permission or whether it is permitted development.
The location of your house and how it relates to roads and other buildings nearby and the boundaries are important factors to be assessed.
There may be restrictive planning conditions imposed on the original permission for the house which could seriously affect your ability to construct without needing formal permission; we can help interpret the rules and clear the way for you.
Contact us to discuss your project - we'll help you get it right first time!