How to write a good planning statement

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Introduction This blog explains how to write a good planning statement. This will be useful when building an annexe or mobile home and submitting your own application.  Submitting and obtaining planning permission yourself can be complicated. So it is important to understand the requirements for success. A key element of the submission is the planning […]

Life as a Graduate Planner – Diary Entry 4

Life as a Graduate Planner In this blog, Joe talks us through life as a Graduate planner. As well as what he’s been working on, and how he feels his skills have been developing. We’ve thoroughly enjoyed getting to know Joe and watching his skills bloom over the last several months. My confidence levels have […]

Life as a Graduate Planner – Diary Entry 3

Introduction to my latest blog: Life as a Graduate Planner – diary entry 3 Following my first few months as a Graduate Planner at NAPC, I feel I have really made good progress in my career. I also feel that I have developed my skills and knowledge as a planner. To learn more about what […]

Do I need annexe planning permission in an AONB?

annexe planning permission in an AONB

Getting annexe planning permission in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) can be tricky. However, this is something that we achieved recently for a client in Wiltshire Objections from local residents on how your development will impact the beauty of the AONB can lead to the refusal of a planning permission application. This can […]

Learn more about Annexe planning specialist Joss

Annexe planning specialist Due to NAPC being a small but mighty team, with more than one Annexe planning specialist, we thought we would use our blog page as an opportunity to learn about our Annexe planning specialist’s lives away from work.  Plus sometimes it is nice to talk about something other than planning. Starting with […]

The Caravan Act – Everything you need to know

The Caravan Act

Introduction to the Caravan Act With NAPC using a dual application approach to our planning applications, the Caravan Act will be a term that will come up. NAPC’s planning success rate stands at 93%,  however, the dual application approach provides two chances of success. In addition,  if the Certificate of Lawfulness (mobile home application)  is […]

Does using your annexe as an Airbnb require planning permission?

Does using your annexe as an Airbnb require planning permission? This is a frequent question we get asked. Read on to find out the answers to this question, and more. Introduction If you have erected an outbuilding under permitted development for incidental purposes, you must use it for that purpose. In the short term at […]

Becoming a Town Planner – Diary entry 2

Becoming a Town Planner – Introduction I was excited to join NAPC as a Town Planner. As I wanted to put the knowledge and skills I had learned from my degree to use in a real-life professional role. Elements of my degree regarding spatial planning and planning law have become very prominent in this role, […]

The Benefits of Multi-generational Living

Whilst we, in the UK, are coming out of the other side of the Covid 19 pandemic, the enormity of the last couple of years has brought to light the importance of family. Many of us were stuck at home with family miles away and elderly relatives or those more vulnerable living in sheltered accommodation […]


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

Mobile Home

NAPC provide a service to help you establish whether your mobile home meets the definition of a caravan and can apply for a Certificate of Lawfulness

Garden Room

Looking to install a garden room at your property? Unsure about planning permission or building regulations for garden rooms?

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