Proposed changes to Permitted Development Rights

Government consultation on PD rights

Proposed Changes to Permitted Development Rights The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) are consulting on changes to various permitted development rights for householder development. The changes apply to England only and consultation is open until 9th April 2024. To make your representations, please follow this link. What are Permitted Development Rights? Permitted […]

Take control of your annexe planning application

submit your own annexe planning application

Navigate your annexe planning application with confidence The desire to care for ageing loved ones while fostering closer family bonds makes multi-generational living an increasingly popular choice. But converting your property to accommodate them often requires adding an annexe or mobile home. And if you don’t know how to write a good annexe planning application, […]

Government planning application fee increase December 2023

planning application fee increase 2023

Planning application fee increase 2023 Planning application fees will increase from 6th December 2023 due to legislative amendments.  The Government expects the fee increase to result in increased investment in the planning service, however, we are not holding our breath! The main points of the legislation changes affecting planning fee applications are as follows: Application […]

Do I need planning permission for my Garden Room?

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Do need planning permission for my Garden Room? In this blog we’ll explore the question, do I need planning permission for my garden room? It’s important to note that in some cases garden rooms can be constructed without any planning permission under Permitted Development (PD) rights, providing they do not include sleeping accommodation. However there […]

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 […]

Do I need annexe planning permission in the Green Belt?

Annexe Planning Permission in the Green Belt Are you a homeowner and want to build a granny annexe or garden room but live in the Green Belt? If the answer is yes, you may be concerned about the impact that living in the Green Belt can have on your planning application. This blog covers how […]

The Granny Annexe is on the rise

brown wooden annexe

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 […]

What is curtilage?

what is curtilage

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 […]

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 […]

Annexe

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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