Obtaining Planning Permission For a New Build House

Individuals want to build their own home or developers want to start a new residential project are at the beginning of a possibly stressful process.

It is not an easy task to get planning permission for a new build home. You need to spend hours on research, writing and design. Moreover, you would also need hours for review and collaborative problem solving tasks.


If you do not get help from professional architects, it would be difficult for you to understand the content of policy papers. Therefore, you must work with a professional architecture firm. It would be easier to get planning permission for your extension plan. Moreover, if you try to overcome the planning permission process by yourself, you may lose time and money. You need to work with architects and planning consultants who have experience in the planning permission process. You may also want to learn the details of the planning permission stages.

To fulfill all your needs, we will give information on the fundamental steps of obtaining planning permission for a new build home in this post.

What Is a New Build Home?

First, we need to define what a new build house is.

As you can understand from its name, it is a residential building which was not there in any way. Thus, conversions or changes took place in existing buildings are not new building homes.

Because the new build house term is really popular these days, you may be familiar with it. The UK government has been trying to increase the number built to stabilise the housing market in the United Kingdom. A new build house involves;

● The structure of the home

● The foundations

● All the fittings and fixtures

● Access points from and to the new home

● Facilities like gas, water and electric

Whether the house is built for you to live in, or to sell on or to invest in, you must obtain permission - unless it has already been given.

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