Where it can be demonstrated that proposed development complies with legislation titled the General Permitted Development Order planning permission is automatically granted under the Town and Country Planning Act. The rights apply to a wide range of land and property including residential, commercial and agricultural.

Certain parts of the order including agricultural permitted development rights are subject to a prior notification procedure where the Local Planning Authority assess the notification and can request prior approval of certain matters.

Where there is no prior approval requirement but it is considered prudent to ascertain whether a proposed development meets the criteria of the order then a Certificate of Lawfulness of Proposed Use or Development can be submitted to the Local Planning Authority and if necessary appealed to the Planning Inspectorate.

The amount of appeal cases and judicial case law relating to permitted development are testament to the complexity of the application of permitted development rights. The order is very specific in terms of dimension criteria but can also be very subjective in the interpretation of other parts and schemes must be carefully prepared to ensure that they are successful.

Our specialist knowledge and experience ensures that you can make the absolute most of permitted development rights.

Examples of schemes developed under permitted development by ourselves includes:

  • Agricultural buildings
  • Anaerobic digestion plants
  • Extensions to dwellings such as side extensions, rear extensions dormer roof extensions
  • Ancillary outbuildings to dwellings.
  • Forestry buildings
  • Changes of use