Planning Permission for a Ground Floor Flat Renovation
While you may assume that you have permitted development rights for your flat renovation project, most permitted developments that apply to house projects do not apply to flats. It is, therefore, important to ensure that you have permission to carry out the work you are doing as part of your flat renovation.Contact Us
Getting Planning Permission for a Flat Renovation
Some projects that may require planning permission include extensions, most window replacements and external alterations such as installing a satellite dish. Extensions as part of a flat renovation project will always require planning permission and may also require building regulations approval. Generally, replacement windows will need planning permission if the new windows differ in appearance or material to the existing windows. Additionally, all glazing replacements in flat renovations will require building regulations approval as there are requirements for thermal performance, safety, air supply, means of escape and ventilation. Even for relatively minor alterations such as installing a satellite dish you may still need to get planning permission.
Evidently, getting planning permission for a flat renovation, particularly one that includes external works, can be very complicated and may potentially cost you more time and money than it needs to. This is why it's so useful to employ a planning consultant with experience in getting planning permission for a flat renovation to help you navigate the complicated process. It is important to note that it is a criminal offence to build without first ensuring that you have planning permission
Planning Permission for a Ground Floor Flat Renovation in Chelsea, London Case Study
Our client required planning permission for their ground floor flat renovation in Chelsea, London. The ambitious project needed to comply with multiple planning and building regulations requirements and its location within a conservation area made getting planning permission highly complicated.
The client wanted to totally renovate their ground floor flat and construct a glass veranda and access to the front of the building. Due to the extent of the renovations and external alterations to the flat, getting planning permission was likely to prove difficult. However, because our client involved us in the project early in the process we were able to work closely with them to ensure that their plans will be presented in the best possible light, providing the best chance of a successful planning application.
Not only did the project involve extensive alterations to the building, it was also located in the Moore Park Conservation Area adding more complications to the project and making getting planning permission even more difficult. The project involved replacing windows and doors as well as building a staircase and glass veranda, which all needed planning permission and all needed to comply with the strict regulations in place in conservation areas. Because of this we made sure we submitted a comprehensive 'Design & Access Statement' and detailed planning drawings to support the client's application.
Throughout the project we worked with our construction partners, who were to carry out the building works, to ensure with greater confidence that the project will be physically doable while also meeting the requirements of the local council and, most importantly, the needs of our client.
I Need Planning Permission for my Flat Renovation
We have successfully obtained planning permission for hundereds of projects, including flat renovations, and can provide planning consultancy for flat renovation projects all over the country.
1. Contact us and let us know your requirements
2. Following initial consultation we can provide an outline proposal detailing how we can help and the costs involved
3. Our planning consultants will then work closely with you and your local planning authority to give you the best possible chance of getting planning permission for your flat renovation project
4. If you're simply looking for more information about our planning permission consultancy services or our company then complete the form on our contact page and we will endeavour to respond to your enquiry in a timely manner