Preliminary Drawings / Sketch Schemes (OLD)

Preliminary Drawings

To obtain the right design it is often sensible to produce sketch drawings to be used in discussion with you or to show neighbours and local planners what you are proposing to do with your property. If there are any problems / objections this allows for changes to be made prior to the Planning application therefore saving time and money. We will produce all the necessary drawings and discuss your proposals with the Planning committee on your behalf.

Permitted Development

Under new regulations that came into effect on 1st October 2008 an extension or addition to your home is considered to be Permitted Development, therefore not requiring an application for Planning permission subject to conditions.

If we feel that the works are or could be within the rules for permitted development but would like confirmation of this from the local Council in the form of a lawful Development Certificate before work commences we will produce sketch drawings that won’t incur a cost to you.

Permitted Development may vary with individual councils and does not apply to conservation areas, listed buildings or any article 4 direction areas. We would always recommend that a Certificate or written confirmation be obtained from the Local Planning Department to state that Planning is not required before we commence to the next stage.