As you might expect from a site called #PlaningGeek we have a section on Planning! This section will focus on the main elements of that.
This includes Use Classes – which class is a particular building likely to be in, General Permitted Development Order – or GPDO for short and the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) – the charge that can add quite a bit to development costs if it your council has implemented it.
Within the GPDO section, we have written several articles on the more common aspects of permitted development and prior approval. so check them out. This is divided into householders (Schedule 2, Part 1) and changes of use (Schedule 2, Part 3)
In addition you might like to check out our planning fees page and our section on changes of use – what can you easily change an existing building to under the GPDO. Building regs is not really planning, so you can find that in its own section.
We will continue to add to this site, so please check back regularly. All pages should be accessible from the menu above.
If you would like a section added to this site, please get in touch.
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