Maximising your plot

If you own your property then it is likely that at some point you will consider extending your living space, building a garage, or even just replacing your boundary fencing. Often these activities will not require planning permission as the Government have regulations that allow householders ‘permitted development’ for certain works. However, this is not always the case.

At RPC, we are able to advise you on whether you need planning permission, and if you do, the best way to get the approval of the Local Planning Authority whilst giving you what you want.

If you are fortunate enough to own a house on a large plot then you may have the opportunity to build or get planning permission for additional housing on your land by subdividing your plot. We have extensive experience in dealing with such proposals, and would be able to inform you firstly on the likelihood of success, and secondly how best to obtain a planning permission.

Despite recent media reports, backland development has not been ruled out under recently amended planning policies. Instead the focus is on the character of the area and residential amenities, along with access and other general considerations. The Governments focus for new housing is within the established built-up areas and as such, there remains a presumption in favour of appropriate residential development on existing housing plots.

Please contact us if you would like a planning appraisal on the development potential of your plot.


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