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Is panning permission needed for upstairs flat?

Matching Questions - A shop nearby has recently converted the shop to a downstairs flat for which planning has passed however the upstairs has been used as a flat for some time.IS Planning permission required for this and is there set rules for noise prevention being next door to bedrooms in the next property?

2 Answers from MyBuilder Conversion Specialists

they will have to get the property sound tested once finished to gain building regs approval. so yes they will need to provide some soundproofing.


Answered 26th Nov 2012

An existing shop/retail unit can have an ancillary apartment above so this wouldn't need planning permission. As the unit above is existing I would hope that this is already insulated but the new apartment downstairs would need planning permission and also building regs. The noise insulation would be checked during construction by a Building Regs officer.

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Answered 28th Nov 2012

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