Permitted Development Rights allow you to make additions to you property without a planning application however there is a fixed cap on the volume you’re entitled to build. Continue reading “If I want to carry out work within my Permitted Development Rights, can I start straight away?”
The proposed works will likely require approval under the Building Act, known as the Building Regulations. A building regulation submission is therefore required to demonstrate that the proposed works meet structural, environmental, thermal, fire, health and safety considerations contained within the Building Act (known as the Approved Documents).
Assuming the planning application is approved it is likely that there will be conditions attached to the planning permission. These usually consist of a requirement to obtain Local Authority approval such as ‘proposed materials samples’, ‘key window details’ or even ‘site access arrangements’ to be further approved.
Government to withdraw Code for Sustainable Homes for National Technical Standards
Back on the 20th January 2015, Wiltshire Council adopted the Wiltshire Core Strategy and as such Core Policy 41 requires all new homes to incorporate design measures to reduce energy demands and at a minimum, meet Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4.
However in March 2015 the Government decided to withdraw the Code for Sustainable Homes however if any Council have adopted this policy as part of their Core Strategy, then elements of the code still apply set at the equivalent of a code level 4.