Neighbour Consultation differs from permitted development not only in terms of the potential increase in size, but PD has its guidelines and is applied for by way of a Lawful Development Certificate LDC. Neighbour Consultation or prior approval is a scheme set out to consult with your immediate neighbours, to their views on your proposed extension.
Applying for planning is the same process as applying for a certificate of lawfulness, in terms of the application process and how it is assessed. In essence permitted development is determined on the interpretation of the principles of the guidelines set out. Planning is determined on its design merits, planning law and precedents, neighbourhood consultation is determined solely on your neighbours comments or objections.
The Planning process takes on average 8 weeks from validation of your application to obtain, likewise the Building regulations process takes on average the same 8 week period. That is why we recommend that most applications should be applied for at the same time, eliminating the timeframe of approximately 3 months. We offer huge discounts if taken jointly (50% discounts on a building regulations package), that way we can submit your applications simultaneously without delaying your project.
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Of course, once you have bought a package we check it for suitability and if in the event you need to switch your package or you are borderline, we will advise you on upgrading or downsizing. Our aim is to provide you with the best service possible at the best price for your requirements, no quibble!