Planning permission is generally NOT required (permitted development) internal alterations with the exception of conservation areas and listed buildings. You should consult your local planning department or architectural service provider if you are unsure.
What is required for a planning application?
A planning application should consist of the following information,
- OS based location plan
- Block plan
- Existing floor plans and elevations
- Proposed floor plans and elevations
- Supplementary information as required for your specific project.
Your local architectural service provider will be able to individually asses your specific requirements. Always use a professional.
How much does planning permission cost?
Planning permission (where required) costs £192 (from 6th April 2013), this fee is payable to your local council. You may be asked to pay additional fees for advertising your planning application, this happens when the planning department cannot find contact details for any neighbours that are required to be notified. This fee varies.
The fee for architectural drawings varies depending on your individual requirements.
How long does planning permission take?
Planning permission can take between 6-8 weeks for a decision. Your planning application can be refused if found to be unsuitable. A decision may take longer if your proposals are complex or further information is required.
Most council’s allow you to track the progress of your application on-line. You can also see if anyone has commented on your proposals. Visit Do I Need Permissions view planning applications in my area page.
If your planning application is refused you may have the right to appeal if you feel the reasons for refusal are not relevant or supported.
How long does planning permission last?
Planning permission is valid for 3 years from the date of approval, works should be started within this time period.
Do I need planning permission for internal alterations in Scotland?
Do I need building warrant for internal alterations in Scotland?