Permitted Development Householder - Oct. 1st 2008.
The revised permitted development rules apply to all homeowners. This latest wording of the
permitted development affects all householders. To ensure that you comply read this website thoroughly for an
initial determination, check out the various links to external sources of information and then go see your friendly
and helpful Planning Department.
Most Councils within the ‘shires for example have formulated approaches that you can utilise
for a fee while most of the London Councils are still having ‘Life on Mars’ experiences back in the 1970’s with
regard to how they treat you the paying tax payer and customer. To many Local Authorities, Householder Permitted
Development is seen as a nasty loosening of their controls and they will go out of their way to be officious,
unhelpful and deliberately obstructive in their interpretation of the permitted development criteria until such
time when case law & appeal precedents have become well established. This has been my experiences to date from
feedback of various sources who have contacted me via this web site.
Householder permitted development for the next few years will be thoroughly confusing and tested via the appeal
and other legal challenges from disgruntled clients and homeowners refused a certificate of lawful development or
told they need retrospective planning permission.
Download a pdf guide for Householder Permitted
guidance on householder permitted development
As always, you are advised to obtain professional drawings completed by a Building Designer which can be used as
part of a formal Certificate of Lawful Development application to the Council that will formally and legally
confirm that your project is indeed permitted development.