If you are thinking about extending your home, This post outlines just a few of the house extension or improvements which are considered to be a “Permitted Development”
A permitted development is an extension or addition to your house which does not require planning permission considering certain conditions are met. These conditions differ depending on the type of permitted development extension you are building. Check out this link for an in-depth guide from the planning portal which explains in detail the different requirements for single-storey permitted development extensions and two-storey permitted development extensions.
If you are willing to get creative you can really maximise your properties potential without the need for planning permission. Although there are a few rules to adhere to such as:
You can also build conservatories because they are considered a permitted development. To follow the exclusions and rules for conservatories please see the above note.
Although two storey extensions are also considered a permitted development they do have a little more red tape. Some of which can be a larger hinderance than above.
With all these options available there may be little need to go down the lengthy route of acquiring planning permission. Use your creativity and maximise your properties potential.