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Building Regulation Approval vs Completion

Discussion in 'Building Regulations and Planning Permission' started by Mangal, 2 Nov 2017.

  1. Mangal

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    Hi

    I was looking at my local search of the property and it shows the following

    Building regulation approval for Garage is received Feb 1980 whereas the planning permission for this is received at April 1980.

    I am bit confused as normally the planning permission is the one which comes first followed by building regulation approval isn't?

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    Mangal
     
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    No. The two are not related in any way.
     
  4. Mangal

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    Are you saying anyone of them can take precedence?
     
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    Takes precedence for what?

    What is the issue you have with this?
     
  6. Mangal

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    I am thinking that normal procedure is first to get planning permission followed by building regulations.
    not the vice versa isn't?
     
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    Not if it's built before being approved.
     
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    You could just build something and wait to see which one asks first. :whistle:
     
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    It's like a race between snails, submit both and see when they come back.
    In China they build skyscrapers quicker than we decide planning permission.

    Main thing is it's approved, whether retrospective or not. And if it's 1980 then it's only an exercise in paperwork and fees for solicitors. It's not relevant to buying a house.
    We had to buy insurance for no permission for a crappy old 1980s garage that pretty much devalues the house. I didn't dare tell the solicitors we plan to knock it down anyway. Now it owes us 150 pounds back.
     
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    The thing is that the old home owners didn't build any rear extension and all we have is a conservatory that was built 5 years ago. So, we are thinking to knock it off and rebuild a rear extension for which i need to apply planning permission. Hopefully it gets cleared since they have already issued it way back in 1980
     
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    I thought you were talking about a garage!
    Just apply for what you want and see what you get.
    Most authorities offer pre planning advice which may or may not be a free service but will be cheaper and quicker than full permission
     
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    sorry, there are two threads that i have raised and got confused. But all are linked.

    Our overall plan is to convert the garage to habitable room and knock the conservatory to get an proper rear extension.
     
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    I feel like you need a proper architect who can understand your property and needs and design something to suit your budget. But as per the the other thread, the garage may be convertable but the conservatory probably won't be.
     
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