Part of work completed before Planning approval

Discussion in 'Building Regulations and Planning Permission' started by Ispookie666, 19 May 2021.

  1. Ispookie666

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    My original plan was to install 3x air conditioning units (air to air heat pump) after nearly running out of oil at the peak of winter with the added benefit of cooling. I had already run this past my neighbours and these outdoor units are not going to be visible from their property, and our house is pretty much next to a road and is noisy.

    Closer to the time of install I realised the need for Planning permission as these would not be considered as permitted development! Interestingly, the few cooling contractors who provided the quote had no idea about this.

    I duly completed the form, added the required documents and had marked the section "has work already started as -NO"

    As I heard nothing for 3 weeks, I jumped the gun and asked the contractor to go ahead with the install.

    I installed 2 of these units - smaller ones (each is 2.5KW) as per the drawings submitted. I have held off the bigger 7.1KW unit (will be installed by a different contractor).

    Now two weeks later, the councils planning have finally validated my application (after submission of elevation) and have said, they would need to do a site visit.

    I have no idea what to do, should I contact them and say - I have done the partial install or just wait for them to do the site visit?
     
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    Wait for the site visit.
     
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    Point out that the units will only run on their setback position at night time.
     
  5. ey143

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    I didnt know you need planning permission to install a split AC system. I was planning to do the same, so PP is needed for even one unit?
     
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    I'm aware that people have installed AC without PP, but yes, it's development and would properly entail a planning application accompanied by a background noise assessment.
     
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