Local Planning Services FAQ's:

Q - How long will it take to complete my plans?
At Local Planning Services we aim to complete drawings within 7 - 14 days of surveying the property or receiving a measuring pack.

Q - When is payment for site survey due?
Payment for site survey is payable on the day that the survey is undertaken.

Q - When is payment for planning applications and building regulations due?
Payment is due upon completion of drawings.

Q - When will my planning application or building regulations be submitted to my local council?
At Local Planning Services we will submit your application once we have received payment and you have checked over the drawings and are happy with us to proceed.

Q - How many sets of drawings will i receive?
You will receive a PDF copy and 3 Paper copies. Additional paper copies are charged at £5 per set.

Planning FAQ's:

Q - What is Permitted Development?
For information on Permitted Development Rights please click here.

Q - How far can i extend under the Larger Home Extension Scheme?
For information on the Larger Home Extension Scheme please click here.

Q -  Can i get planning permission on a listed building?
Applications for extensions or alterations to listed buildings can be made under Listed Building Consent.

Q -  How long does it take to receive a decision on a planning application?
It takes around 8 - 10 weeks to get a decision from local planning authorities.

Building Regulation FAQ's:

Q -  What are Building Regulations?
For information on Building Regulations, please click here.

Q -  Will i require structural calculations for my building regulations approval?
We will advise you on whether you will require structural calculations and can provide a price to complete the work. 

Q - How long does it take to get building regulations approval?
A decision is usually made within 4 - 8 weeks.

Q - Will the council need to make site visits?
Yes, you can expect to be visited on several occasions by a council building control officer.

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