Getting Planning Permission for the First Time

Like many other people, you may have decided that the only way to get your perfect home is to build it yourself! Although this is a great way to make sure you end up with exactly what you want, it does come with its own set of challenges, especially if you are new to this. One of the things that first-time house builders often get stressed and worried about is planning permission.

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Getting planning permission is certainly not an enjoyable process, but it is a necessary one to ensure you do everything legally and correctly. Do some online research and use planning maps before you embark on it to make sure you have an understanding of the process.

Planning permission can often be refused or delayed, simply because all of the necessary information hasn’t been returned, so do ensure that you pay particular attention to what you need to provide, as you don’t want to prolong the process or have to go through it again because of a simple mistake or oversight.

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Your local council who you will be using to apply for planning permission will be able to help you, and will have notes which are highly detailed explaining the process and what you need to provide in order to ensure your application goes through correctly.

It is also important that you look into your local councils planning policy, as often the applications that are rejected are ones that do not comply with the policy of the council, so a little bit of research before you begin can save you a big headache!

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