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    Convert Pub to Residential / Shop

    I am planning to buy a building which has got the ground floor pub (the pub is closed) and the first floor is a residential flat. My intention is to buy it and convert the ground floor as well to a Residential Flat. It has no planning permission yet. The seller wants to complete the sale as...
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    Do the 4 and 10 year rules apply to flats?

    I am an owner (leaseholder) of a flat in an ex-council block in London. I have a metal shed in the garden which would be within the permitted development limitations (size, height, position, temporary bolt-together construction) if those applied to flats, but they don't. The shed has been there...
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    Timing of applying for planning for a phase 2 extension?

    Hi, our phase 1 extension is a 3m double storey rear - pp was won a couple of weeks ago and works will start in mid-November to finish by mid-December (hopefully). We would like to add a 3m conservatory attached to this (soon to be) newly built double storey rear. Can I apply now and get a...
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    Solar panels on roof - 35 degrees - planning and b/regs

    Hi, please see attached highlights. For England the optimal solar panel angles are 35 degees. I know no planning is needed if the panels stick out 20cm max , but based on these 1m panels on frames they will stick out 58cm at this angle. They won't be visible from the front street level if you...
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    Garage conversion - planning permission

    Hi, the rules say no planning permission is needed for converting a garage into a room if it's internal. Is replacing the steel garage door with a window and brickwork deemed internal or external? The rules are a bit confusing as this visible change will be seen by external passers by? If no...
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    Class q barn conversion - combine 2 buildings

    Hi im just seeking advice. We have 2 buildings that stand about 1 meter apart. The first is a reasonable sized half metal half blockwork barn and the second is a lambing shed again half metal half blockwork. The ideal is to join the two buildings and convert them "according to class q...
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    MCS Noise Calc for Air Source Heat Pump

    Hi, I need to estimate the noise level for an air source heat pump and understand there is a calculator published by MCS, especially for planning standards. Would any specialists be kind enough to give me a steer to these resources? I understand this is an Excel sheet but I've not been able to...
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    Change Roof type (flat roof to pitched & skylights) after planning approval?

    Hi. Am I allowed to change the roof shape for a 6m rear extension after planning approval (neighbourhood consultation)? Can we change the type (shape and size) and no of skylights and the roof pitch (say from flat roof to pitched roof instead) as long as we stay within the limit of the...
  9. CatherineT1992

    Neighbour crossing boundary!

    Hi everyone! Just after some advice. My neighbour has a lean to that is supported by and crosses my fence area! Prior to the pandemic, I have approached him and asked him nicely to remove it, I have explained that the runoff from the side of the house in particularly wet weather is leaving...
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    Design - Planning application - Architecture fee - help to calculate correct value

    Hi Everyone, This question may seem stupid or tricky but could not find an answer anywhere and maybe some colleague architect could point me on the right direction. I have always been working for large practice but due of this covid mess and lack of work I`m trying to set up something on my...
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    Roof height for rear extension on sloping ground

    Hi All, I'm planning a single storey rear extension on my 1930s terraced house - 4.5m deep, full width of the house - 6m. The house is on naturally sloping land, higher at the front. At the back of the house, there is a 0.7m drop to the patio and then a 0.4m drop to the original ground level...
  12. Spamchops

    quick question about outbuildings..

    Hello, we had a neighbour put up two sets of stables against our six foot fence. They are massive, probably another six foot above the top of the fence. They are RIGHT against the fence and have no gutters, so the rain pours onto the fence and then into our garden. We asked the planners if...
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    Securing planning permission

    Hello! I am looking to have a single storey rear extension built. When we moved into the house (late 2017), there was an existing permission granted for this work however this lapsed in Jan 2019. I’m tempted to resubmit the same plans back in a new application to seek a new permission...
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    Permitted Development in a Conservation Area

    Hi, Can anyone please advise me on the following or suggest who can? My architect is doing the best he can but now wondering if a legal representative is an option. I live in a (circa 1760) house in a conservation area and green belt, and I wish to extend it as follows: 1. Side extension...
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    Planning Permission - Advice Needed

    Post removed as I now have the answer to my question. Tha ks for your comments.
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    Planning Permission - Garden structure

    Has anyone any experience of applying for planning permission for a children’s playhouse? Following on from a previous topic, I was provided with this link... https://www.theplayhousecompany.co.uk/planning-guidance This link, and another which I found ...
  17. H2Gizmo

    Decking Planning permission

    Hi. I live on a mobile Home park,all year round living, retirement place etc etc. We had a small brick patio where our table and chairs did not fit so we extended the patio out, using composite decking boards, laying the boards directly on top of the original patio and in the end doubling the...
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    Help needed to interpret a restrictive covenant

    Hi There, I bought a house with an adjacent parcel of land. The previous owner had planning permission approved for the land to be considered a residential garden and the driveway of the house goes through the land (an approved development). The house and the parcel of land still have separate...
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    Advice on architect and planning process please

    Hello, I'm currently working out which of several development options are worthwhile and we can afford. Some would definitely require planning permission and some may not. We are considering: full width rear dormer, seperate rear dormers, small front dormer and side extension. I have been...
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    Builders Built My Outbuilding Higher Than 2.5m

    Hi, I have had an outbuilding built at the bottom of my garden in the last month or so, it falls within 1m of the neighbour's boundary but is built out of concrete blocks. I discovered today that despite me telling the builders that it mustn't be higher than 2.5m in height with a flat sloped...
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