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Planning Permission

Planning Permission Services in Richmond and The Surrounding Areas

Obtaining Planning Permission is a crucial stage of any residential development project. It is a complex yet inescapable part of the process when you are extending your house or constructing a new building. And no one can tell you for sure if a planning application is likely to be approved for your proposed development. First of all, you need to find out whether your project needs planning permission, and which type in particular. After that, you need to prepare and submit the application. The whole process can be overwhelming. That’s why it’s better to leave it to experienced architectural planners.


At Studio 20 Architects, we offer specialist advice and planning permission services in Richmond and across London and South West England. We have a precise, proven multi-step planning system in place. We created our unique approach based on practical experiences. You can rest assured that we will guide you through the entire process, from initial consultation to completion. Feel free to contact us to get a free quote.

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What Is Planning Permission?

Planning Permission refers to authorisation from your local authority for a proposed development. It has many categories and it’s always a good idea to check your future endeavours with an experienced architect or architectural planner when building a new dwelling or extending a house.


Planning Permission is usually required when you plan to do major changes to your existing house or build a new one. You need to submit a planning application with a full set of drawings, including floor plans, location plans, elevations, sections, etc. Your local council will then assess the project against the planning laws and either approve or reject it.

Type of Planning Permission We Cover

Householder Applications - If your development project does not fall within the Permitted Development guidelines, you will need to submit a Householder Application. It is used for projects like wrap-around extensions, single-storey extensions, double-storey extensions, and loft conversions.


Full Planning Applications - These applications are used for projects that involve doing any major changes to the exterior of a flat, flat conversions, etc. Full planning applications include all existing drawings of the property, a detailed Design and Access statement, site plan and block plan, all proposed drawings, heritage statement, flood risk assessment, arboricultural report, application forms, notification letters, etc.

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Why Choose Studio 20 Architects for Planning Permission Services?

We have a team of expert in-house interior designers, architecture planning consultants, and architectural planners who are well versed in local planning policies throughout Richmond and the surrounding regions. We have strong connections with local councils. Our planning permission expertise covers extensions, flat conversions, HMO, Change of Use, new build house, and more.



We pride ourselves on our level of professionalism and excellent customer service. At every step, we will keep you informed about the process. We will provide you with expert advice and help you make informed decisions regarding your project.

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Let's Get Started

If you are thinking of building a new dwelling or extending your existing house, please feel free to contact us. We can help you get Planning Permission for your proposed development with ease. You can call us directly or use our contact form to get in touch with us.


We will arrange a consultation at a time that is convenient for you. Our experts will listen to your ideas, goals, and vision and then make honest and practical recommendations. If you have any questions about our services or process, please don’t hesitate to contact us.