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Planning permission for self build.

How long does it usually take to obtain planning permission for a self build?

6 Answers from MyBuilder New Home Builders

1.Yes you need Planning permission.

2.Time six to eight weeks.

In a nutshell it all depends on your plans and the areas historical heritage. Put it simply an average architect will know the design limits. A competent one would work to what you require to match exisiting. A really good one will design and produce the dwelling as you desire.

You can fast track the application in some councils for an additional cost. This process can take around 2-6 weeks. Normal process is upto 8 weeks. If refused and refusal reasons are required to produce more consultation reports, i.e. land reports,conservation reports, impact reports on neighbours and environment etc, than you may encounter further delays.

Most importantly, ensure you have a good team of builders, not someone you just met at a pub or bus stop. Keep a good eye on your budget. Keep your builders happy as such, but don't let them getaway with dodgy work. Beware of the cowboys and occasional cow girls!

This is why respectable firms use comparison sites such as MY You know you're not dealing with cowboys.

UK Management Builders offers the complete service, from design, help with passing the application to a finished dwelling.

Hope this helps.

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Answered 19th Feb 2011

hi,, this is the same as how long is a peace of string ,, normally planning is about 6 to 8 weeks some times longer different issues arise with different projects, but dont be deturted ill be worth it...


Answered 17th Feb 2011

hi yes usually around 8 weeks maximum should there be no hiccups or objections etc,its a very simple process that is taken care of by our architect to allow you a smooth stressfree build


Answered 17th Feb 2011

Hi , we work in the highlands of scotland , and have had to wait as long as 12 weeks in the past , but in most cases 8 weeks is a safe bet , you are best to let an architect deal with the local authoritys , as they would have gone threw the prosses many times before.


Answered 17th Feb 2011

6 weeks is the normal time for a problem free application, though I would be sure to use an experienced Architect/designer to be sure that all legislations are considered prior to application.
A good design and access statement always helps for a new build.


Answered 17th Feb 2011

Firstly, do you have Outline Planning Permission.
Secondly, do you have any plans drawn for your self build.
Thirdly, Speak to your local planning officer. Tell them what you would like to do and where. Ask for their advice on building styles and materials they would prefer you to use. This way you will have a good idea of what may be passed without to much delay. Various issues arise whilst planning applications are going through the local planning system. Check the local council planning portal and you will be able to see various obligations to times which the planning dept have to work to. Good Luck.
Dan Wade ACIOB


Answered 17th Feb 2011

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