Planning Permission is usually required if you intend to alter the appearance of your home in any way with an extension, conservatory, roof dormers or should you wish to change the use or divide part of a building for use as a separate dwelling, however,there are certain proposals that do not* require a formal planning application such as small extensions, garage conversions and loft conversions. We will be able to advise you of the appropriate planning process once we have visited the project site.
*Subject to the property having PD Rights.
There are also other permissions that are required the most common being for Listed Buildings, proposals in Conservation areas, sites with Tree Preservation Orders (TPO’s) and Party Wall Agreements.
We will make all the relevant applications and representations for Planning on your behalf. If the Local Authority requires the proposal to be revised then we will amend the drawings and re-submit at no extra cost during the application process.
Current Local Authority fees for obtaining Planning Permission are:
Domestic extensions, loft conversions with dormers, alterations, garages tc …….. £172.00
Change of use, flat conversions, new dwellings …… £385.00 per dwelling
All fees are correct as of January 2017
The Building Regulations are a set of pre-defined standards ensuring correct building practices and sustainable building techniques. The standards cover structure, fire safety, sound and thermal insulation, ventilation, drainage, flues, Access for the disabled, staircases and glazing.
There are two stages in obtaining Building Regulation Approval:
Stage 1 (submission):
The Building Control department will Check the plans submitted to them making sure that they comply with the regulations. Changes may have to made until they are completely satisfied. This is known as Full Plans approval and this is what JPK Design will obtain on your behalf.
Stage 2 (inspection):
The Building Control department will inspect the works at various stages of the construction, whilst assisting and liaising with the builder and will then issue a Compliance Certificate upon satisfactory completion.
Building Regulation fees vary widely for different projects and Local Authorities.
The following fees are current (Jan 2017) for Stoke on Trent / Newcastle under Lyme areas:
Extensions up to 10m sq – Submission fee £153 -Inspection fee £245
Extensions between 10 – 40m sq – Submission fee £184 -Inspection fee £301
Extensions between 40 – 100m sq – Submission fee £204 -Inspection fee £379
Loft Conversions – Submission fee £204-Inspection fee £317
Internal Alterations – fees for internal alterations such as the support / removal of loadbearing walls are calculated on a basis of the cost of building works
Please note that these prices include VAT @ 20% and are intended as a guide only. LA fees are subject to change at anytime.