During planning we’ll help you apply for one of two things: planning permission or a lawful development certificate.
A lawful development certificate is recommended if your project comes under your permitted development rights. It’s proof to both your local authority and future buyers that your build was legal at the point of construction.
If your project doesn’t come under permitted development rights, you are legally required to obtain planning permission, whereby your local authority will assess your proposed design.
In both scenarios, we’ll help put together a planning package that includes: your existing drawings, proposed designs, plus the verifying information required by your planning authority. Applications typically take 8 weeks to reach a decision. During this time, our planning agents will liaise with the council on your behalf, ensuring you have the best chance of first time approval.
- A member of our surveying team will be the one to visit your property, and get everything measured up.
- In areas we’re unable to reach, we’ll either use one of our trusted third parties, or help you source your own local surveyor.
- Once your survey has been completed, we’ll match you with a designer who's perfectly suited to your project.
Because of the level of technical detail required, plus the number of professionals involved, it’s best to wait until you’ve received planning approval before moving onto this step. Once you are ready, UDEX can help get this stage of your journey under way.