14. Do I need planning permission?

Whilst Permitted Development Rights will now allow for modest alterations to certain existing properties without permission, providing the design meets certain criteria, larger projects will require the consent of your local authority, and we have six separate planning authorities with 20 minutes of our office have worked extensively with councils such as Cheshire East, Peak Park and Staffordshire Moorlands. Travel 20 minutes further out and there are another four authorities in areas we cover across Stoke, Newcastle and Derbyshire. This gives us an extensive knowledge of their requirements to make applications successful and can produce a wide range of supporting documents to accompany the applications we make. Managing the application from start to finish, liaising with the relevant planning officers, making any required alterations to the plans and providing additional information that may be requested is all part of the service we offer.