At A1 Design Solutions we guide our clients through the complicated process and rules on "Permitted Development". Permitted Development rights allow you to carry out some types of building work without needing to apply for planning permission. 

Types of building work that can be allowed under Permitted Development rights:-

They come from a general planning permission granted by Her Majesties Government not the local authority. Permitted development rights which apply to many common projects for houses do not apply to flats, maisonettes or other buildings. Similarly, commercial properties have different permitted development rights to dwellings.

In some areas of the country, known generally as 'designated areas', permitted development rights are more restricted. For example, if you live in:

  • Conservation Area
  • National Park
  • Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • World Heritage Site or
  • the Norfolk or Suffolk Broads

*Please note that Permitted Development rules are complicated and a lot of building work will not comply, and full planning will be needed from the local planning authority.