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Failure to identify the relevant planning permission issues of your particular residential development scheme right from the start is like a dentist drilling your teeth without an injection - could be painful!

 

 

 

 

 


The 'Maximum Build' Guide covers the following sections:-

  • Introduction
  • About the Author
  • Assumptions
  • DIY planning
  • How to select a Design Agent
  • Types of Planning Advice
  • Developer Tips
  • Types of Planning Gain
  • Property Selection Tips
  • Planning Policy
  • New Planning Legislation
  • Developer Contributions
  • Green Belt
  • Rural Development
  • Flood Plains
  • Controlled Land
  • Planning Policy
  • Trees
  • Highway Access
  • Main Sewers
  • Known Landfill Sites
  • Contaminated Land
  • Side Windows
  • Lines of Light
  • Loft Conversions
  • Permitted Development
  • The PD legislation
  • PD changes
  • How to exploit PD
  • Lawful Development
  • Off Road Car Parking
  • Planning Notices
  • Neighbour Consultation
  • Marginal Schemes
  • Listed Buildings
  • Case Planning Officers
  • Planning Appeals
  • Planning Conditions
  • Illegal Buildings
  • The Planning Committee
  • Public speaking at committee
  • Planning Amendments
  • Aerial Photography
  • Sustainable Homes
  • Sustainable development
  • Case Studies
  • Planning Research
  • Design Access Statement
  • Submit Planning App
  • Specialist Reports 1
  • Specialist Reports 2
  • Positive Planning Phrases
  • After Planning Approval
  • Building Surveys
  • Contract Administration
  • Project Management
  • Building Design Services
  • Statutory Approvals
  • The Construction Team
  • Tendering
  • Design and Build
  • Management Contracting
  • Construction Management
  • Party Wall Agreements
  • Avoiding Disputes
  • Glossary 1
  • Glossary 2
  • Download Planning Policy Docs
  • Download Planning and Appeal Guides
  • Resources
  • Related Web Links
  • Feed Back
  • Extra Services
  • Contact Us

Each section has our own professional perspective, opinion, tips and advice all geared around maximising your chances of obtaining Planning Permission. Nearly every heading has an extra download link to relevant external pdf documents uniquely sourced for each area of Planning advice.

If this ebook on how to secure Planning Permission doesn't give you the 'full monty' then nothing will! 


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Case studies

 

CASE STUDY ONE

House owners Mr. & Mrs. G. wanted to extend their 3 bedroom detached two storey rural dwelling house on a very large plot to form a substantial 4/5 bedroom family home.  Regretfully they were unaware of the development restrictions imposed by Green belt policy which halved the scale of their development plans through the formal Planning process.

Clever tactics were employed to maximize the sites development by obtaining Planning Consent for a 50% max. increase extension but then implementing the sites unused permitted development extension allowances prior to construction of the extension scheme approved under Planning.  This achieved the clients requirements & virtually doubled the floor area of the house within a very restrictive area.

Correct understanding of the GDO (PD rights), critical scheduling of the works & not letting the Case Planning Officer know the 'final game play'  allowed maximum development for this site well above what most Planning Departments would have preferred to allow.  Had our clients not engaged our services, or presented the information themselves in the normal format they would have been severely restricted in their development plans.

CASE STUDY TWO

Home owners Mr. & Mrs. C had a single storey bungalow that had already been part extended which was within the flood plain & AONB. Their development plans where to add 120% floor area to create a four bedroom home.  Regretfully, Flood plain Planning policy restricted any extension(s) to 30 square meters which fell far short of their goal.  The Planners had already been unfavorable to creating a two story dwelling so our options were much restricted.

Tactics again played an important role in achieving our clients requirements. Fortunately the site had a few established ancillary garden structures that we managed to negotiate a 'trade off' allowance on against the extension area.  A scheme was presented to the Planners that on the surface just showed a single storey extension up to their maximum extension area limits plus trade off allowances but the roof design was such that it allowed for easy conversion into two further rooms later on after the approved plans had been implemented on site.  The loft conversion just using Velux windows fell under Permitted development & did not require another Planning Consent. The structure was designed for easy conversion with minimal fuss or abortive works.

Correct understanding of the GDO (PD rights), critical scheduling of the works & not letting the Case Planning Officer know the 'final game play'  allowed maximum development for this site well above what most Planning Departments would have preferred to allow.  Had our clients not engaged our services, or presented the information themselves in the normal format they would have been severely restricted in their development plans.

CASE STUDY THREE

Mr. & Mrs. G wanted to extend their two bedroom terraced house with a two storey rear extension & a loft conversion to add two more bedrooms & a separate dining room. They had no off road car parking facilities. Planning policy requires any increase in bedroom space to comply with current off road car parking standards which would have resulted in a refusal of Planning.

Tactics were used to present an extension scheme that fitted in with the Planners policy - the scheme excluded the loft conversion as this could be constructed under Permitted Development without Planning. If it was included on the two storey extension scheme the Planners would not have formally endorsed the principal of adding an extra bedroom due to the off road car parking requirements. The two storey extension scheme presented to the Planners merely extended the 'existing rooms' but were designed in such a way that easy internal sub-division would create the additional bedroom required after the approved extension works had been implemented on site.  Our clients achieved their requirements.

Correct understanding of the GDO (PD rights), critical scheduling of the works & not letting the Case Planning Officer know the 'final game play'  allowed maximum development for this site well above what most Planning Departments would have preferred to allow.  Had our clients not engaged our services, or presented the information themselves in the normal format they would have been severely restricted in their development plans.

It is to be noted that these case studies are mere overview appraisals that do not reveal the full detail & tactical extent that went into each scheme.  These case studies are intended just to give you a general idea of what can be achieved if you have the advice & resolve to engineer the scheme for 'maximum development'.

 


OPTIONS: Your can order and purchase your copy now for full unrestricted use of the Planning Guide ebook straight away or you can choose to download a test version for a short restricted viewing and make your mind up later at any time.

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Planning Permission Guide News Letter

 


 

FAQ's

"But I am already employing the services of a Planning Design Agent, why would I also need your guide?"

Answer: You don't quite frankly if you trust them.  However, wouldn't it be nice to speak on the same wavelength, to understand some of the jargon & the issues that he/she will be dealing with - keep them on their toes - an informed client always gets better service from a professional Agent.  'Clued up' clients are also very good to work with - you seem to have a healthier respect for them for fear of making a mistake that they will spot!

 


"I am on good terms with my neighbours & my scheme is very simple, why would I need your guide?"

Answer: Such a common mistake!  I have seen so many people make the same assumptions.  Firstly your neighbours will only tell you what you want to hear often - us Brits hate face to face confrontation.  Many neighbours have hidden agendas why they don't want the works to go on but they wont tell you this.  Many neighbours are envious of your improvement plans.  What this all often leads to is a complaint letter(s) right out of the blue direct to the Case Planning Officer.  They think it's confidential & you wont get to hear of it.  Again knowing the tactics can often pre-arm yourself or defuse this situation.  Your actual Building may well be simple in nature & small scale BUT in most cases it will have an impact upon the street scene & neighbours.  Is it well designed & in keeping?

 


"£50 sounds like a lot of money to invest in my extension or redevelopment project, why would I need your guide?"

Answer: You are about to invest several thousands if not hundreds of thousands of pounds in your biggest & most valuable asset.  How does that £50 slot into your overall budget?  I bet that's now broken the bank & you will have to abort your project?  If you are even close to having a mind set like this then hit the close button & leave this site now - we are both wasting each others time. Go carry on your fruitless search for your free cheapskate totally irrelevant advice from the masses of other various sites out their (mainly American). Most people that are worried about risking small sums of this nature before they have even started on site are normally dreamers who haven't got the budget or finances to carry their project through to completion in any case & these DIY''''ers deserve to fail in obtaining a suitable Planning Permission for their site - There, that's sorted out the men from the boys (to coin of phrase).


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OPTIONS: Your can order and purchase your copy now for full unrestricted use of the Planning Guide ebook straight away or you can choose to download a test version for a short restricted viewing and make your mind up later at any time.

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planning-approval.co.uk - MAXIMUM BUILD

Obtaining Planning Permission for residential development in either extending your property or redeveloping the site for new dwellings needs careful presentation & a risk assessment prior to submitting for Planning Consent.  A badly presented scheme to the Planning Department by the Novice home owner can lead to an Automatic Rejection & a Planning Refusal that could be hard to overturn.  Our MAXIMUM BUILD Guide will assist you in assessing your sites potential & what areas you can exploit prior to submitting your scheme for Planning Permission.

 

  

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