A Guide to Applying for Planning Permission31/01/2013
Applying for planning permission can sometimes seem like a confusing and lengthy process but it’s an essential, legal requirement none the less. If you’re looking to extend your current property or you’re planning a new build you may be starting to look into applying for planning permission. If you’re not quite sure how to go about this, here are some things you need to know:
Where do I apply?
When you want to apply for planning permission, whether this is to build something new, make a change to your existing building such as an extension or change the use of your building you will need to submit an application to your local planning authority. This can normally be done online making it easier and more convenient for you to get it filled in and sent off for approval.
Who Can Apply?
If you’re worried about applying for planning permission yourself, others can apply on your behalf. For example you may prefer your architect, your solicitor or your builder to take care of it for you. There are several people that need to be informed of your planning application:
• If you’re not the full owner of the land or property you need to inform the owner or all the part-owners
• Any leaseholders that have at least seven years of their lease remaining
• Any agricultural tenants you may have
Did you know you don’t actually need to own the land or property to apply for planning permission – you could apply before you have made the final decision of whether you want to buy it or not.
Here at Geobond we are a team of mini piling specialists who have a wealth of knowledge when it comes to dealing with planning permission and the local and independent building control so we are always on hand to offer you any advice or information you may need. We can supply you with a comprehensive pile layout along with our tender to help with your planning application.
For more information on the services we offer give us a call today on 0870 801 0080.