Government planning application fee increase December 2023

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Planning application fee increase 2023 Legislative amendments to increase planning application fees have been made and will take effect on 6th December 2023.  The Government expects the fee increase to result in increased investment in the planning service and lead to an improved service, however, we don’t hold our breath for this to happen. The […]

Living in a Green Belt or Listed Building and need annexe planning?

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Introduction Do you live in a Green Belt or a Listed Building and need annexe planning permission? Planning to build an annexe on your property? Concerned about green belt or listed building status? One way to confidently navigate challenges is by applying for a Certificate of Lawfulness (CoL) for a mobile home, alongside a planning […]

Do you need planning permission to knock down an outbuilding?

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Demolition: Do you need planning permission to knock down an outbuilding? You may need to demolish an outbuilding such as a shed or garage prior to building an annexe.  However, a common misconception is that you do not need planning permission to knock down an outbuilding.  Keep reading to avoid falling foul of this common […]

What are the benefits of a Granny Annexe over a Care home?

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The benefits of a Granny Annexe over a Care home In this blog, we will explore the benefits of choosing a granny annexe over a care home when it comes to ensuring the well-being of our ageing loved ones. Rather than grappling with the decision, it’s crucial to gain an understanding of the benefits each […]

The Granny Annexe is on the rise

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Granny Annexe Success Story     At NAPC we like to keep our eyes and ears open when it comes to granny annexes! Especially when an article appears in the industry press talking about success in the granny annexe market.  And why granny annexes, garden rooms, and mobile homes are on the rise. Whether you […]

Planning expert joins team

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Annexe planning expert On behalf of our team at NAPC, we are delighted to extend a warm welcome to Richard, our newest member and planning expert. We are thrilled to have Richard join us as Senior Planner, bringing his extensive experience to our Annexe planning team. Richard’s background Richard has an impressive background in Planning […]

What is curtilage?

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What is curtilage? In this blog, we’ll explain what is curtilage. It is useful to understand the definition of this term when planning an annexe or mobile home in your garden.  This knowledge will help you to understand which part of your garden, or land you can use to build an annexe, and which you […]

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Annexes are now a popular addition to many family homes to provide additional accommodation.

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