The Planning Hub


Do I need planning permission for a new/self build?


The Planning Hub is a new online resource that will help you understand how to get to grips with complex planning rules. Join today for access to easy-to-read guides which will provide you with key information to help you secure planning permission.

When you self build, you’ll have to apply to your local authority for planning permission.

The cost of submitting a planning application varies across the UK, but is currently £462 in England. However, the real cost of obtaining planning permission arguable comes from preparing the plans and documents (the design fees) in readiness for submission and any accompanying surveys (such as ecological surveys) that may be required.

You should find out when your local planning authority has approved your application after eight weeks — although more complex schemes can take longer.

All planning permission is granted with planning conditions attached. Failure to address the conditions will invalidate your consent, making any work done unlawful.

If you are looking to carry out an new build development in London or the South of England, then please get in touch with our team for further information.

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