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Do I need planning permission for change of use

 The Town and Country Planning Order puts uses of land and buildings into various categories known as 'Use Classes' including houses.If you intend to use a building or a house for any new purpose you may require a ‘change of use’ permission from the local authority.

 

All planning applications submitted to council for change of usage (for eg. house to flat conversion )purpose must have scaled planning drawing.

 

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Do I Need Planning Permission?

The Town and Country Planning Order puts uses of land and buildings into various categories known as 'Use Classes' including houses. If you intend to use a building or a house for any new purpose you may require ‘change of use’ permission from the local authority.Most external building work associated with a change of use is likely to require planning permission.Before you negotiate a lease or buy a property for your business, you must confirm whether you need to obtain planning permission for your intended use, and, if so, your chances of getting it.

 

Changes of use not requiring planning permission
In many cases involving similar types of use, a change of use of a building or land does not need planning permission. Planning permission is not needed when both the present and proposed uses fall within the same ‘class’, or if the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order says that a change of class is permitted to another specified class.

 

Change of use in a Conservation Area: If you are planning a basement conversion or extension to your house in a conservation area, Planning Permission would be required prior to beginning any works. It is absolutely necessary to obtain the required conservation area consent prior to beginning any works. Going ahead without this may result in a fine or imprisonment, or both.

 

Change of use into Flats or Bedsits: If you intend to convert a house into various flats or bedsits you will require planning permission.

Do I Need Building Regulations?

The building regulations may apply to certain changes of use of an existing building even though you may think that the work involved in the project will not amount to 'Building Work'.

How Plan B Architecture can help you

At Plan B Architecture we would be glad to assist you with any query you may have regarding your Change of use. Should you need Change of use planning permission, we would be glad to assist you with all elements of your application.If you would require drawing only, we can provide you with detailed existing and proposed drawings for all types of Change of use.

 

Please call Plan B Architecture Today On 0208 4072472 To Find Out How We Can Help You With Your Change of use.