Architectural Design

Building Surveys

Land Surveys

Technical Drawings

Planning Application Drawings

Building Regulation Drawings

Design & Access Statements

3D Visualisations

Ordnance Survey Maps

Estate Agent Plans



Our Standard Costs


Site Preparation

Permitted Development

Planning Applications

Building Regulations

Building Services


Use Classes

About the Website

XML Logo link

Yell also known as Yellow Pages Logo and link

The Self Build Directory

People4Business logo and link

Mybuilder Logo and link

Freeindex Logo and link

Cylex Logo and link

ReferralKey Logo and link

iKent Logo and link

Bizwiki Logo and link

About Permitted Development

A phrase often used during a proposed residential or commercial alteration to a building, is whether it can be carried out under Permitted Development rights. In short, this means that planning permission is not required and you can carry out the construction without notifying the local authority.

In most situations it is clear to identify what is and is not Permitted Development, however you should always check with your local authority if there is any doubt whatsoever. As a general rule, should you wish to carry out alterations to a Listed Building, always contact your local authority (be aware they may charge). Should your proposal not fall within the category of Permitted Development, it only means that planning permission will be required, not that it will be refused by default. You may refer to the links below to find out whether you need Planning Permission for your proposal, even where Permitted Development rights are applicable, many home owners have drawings created to ensure a good relationship and understanding between the client and builder:


Extensions or additions and and permitted development


Conservatory or Conservatories and permitted development

Loft Conversions

Attic or Loft Conversion and permitted development


Orangery or Orangeries and permitted development


Porches and permitted development


Outbuildings and permitted development

Additional guides will be added during the course of 2013.

Last modified: 26 August 2019.