Drawing Plans For Planning Permission?
It goes without saying that having an extension or conversion to your property can be expensive, however, no matter what it is that you are looking to change or add, then chances are that you are going to see them as an investment for the future.
When the time comes to sell your property and move on, having an extension or conversion added is going to add value, which will mean more money for you.
The thing to remember about converting or extending your home, is that there are some things that you need to pay out for and some things that you may wonder whether or not you actually need.
Planning permission is not something that you can choose whether or not to apply for. It is something that you need and is required by your local authority. That said, not every building project does in fact need planning permission – please be advised that in normally ALL cases a building project WILL need building regulations approval!
Depending on what changes you are making, the size of the things that you are amending or where you live and the nature of your property – You may be covered by what is known as Permitted Development.
The idea of Permitted Development is that you can make certain changes to your property without having to request full householder planning permission to make alterations.
It some instances Permitted Development rights are removed on properties under an Article 8 directive, this is especially the case with many newer housing estates built in the new millennium.
Even if your project appears at first glance to meet the criteria of permitted development, the only way to be absolutely certain is to apply for something called a lawful development certificate from your local authority planning department.
Whether your changes fall into Permitted Development or they fall into the requirement for full householder planning permission, having detailed plans is an essential requirement.
These plans form an integral part of your your planning / permitted development application.
Not only are they important for this part of the process, but plans also help to visualise the ideas that you have for your extension and what you want it to look like.
They are an awesome way of allowing others to see how you visualise your new home. They also allow you to show your builders exactly what it is that you hope to achieve with your build.
As a bare minimum a typical set of planning drawings for a domestic extension or alteration would need to include all of the following to get past planning validation checks and for the scheme to be considered by planning:
Existing Elevations @ 1:50 or 1:100 Scale
Existing Floor Plans @ 1:50 or 1:100 Scale
Existing Roof Plan @1:100 Scale
Existing Site Location Plan @ 1:1250 Scale
Proposed Elevations @ 1:50 Scale
Proposed Floor Plans @ 1:50 Scale
Proposed Roof Plans @ 1:50 Scale
Proposed Block Site Plan @ 1:50 Scale
Things often also requested but not always:
Off Street Parking Block Plan
Details of Vehicular Crossovers
Any rights of way over yours/adjoining owners land(s)
Floor Levels for Flood Assessment
Locations of Trees – especially any with TPOs
Neighbours Windows together with 60 degree horizontal sight lines
Neighbours Windows with 45 degree vertical sight lines
Below you will see various examples of professionally planning permission drawings. For a planning application to be approved it will first go through a validation check with your local authority planning department.
During the validation checks a planning officer will look at the planning permission drawings submitted into them and check that they are drawn to the correct level of detail and to the appropriate scale required.
In the examples below you will see that the existing elevations and floor plans are all clearly drawn to a scale of 1:100 and that the proposed floor plans and elevations are drawn to a larger scale of 1:50 as the level of detail needs to be clearer.
All of our clients will recieve access to their own online project board. This is where you will be able to upload information, comment on drawings and post comments. The project board is something we are incredibly proud of and we have made it as intuative as possible with comment features much like we are used to using on social media platforms.
Furthermore there is a downloadable App for your smartphone which allows you to recieve instant notificatons and allows you to view the status of your project at your finger tips 24/7.
We are the first online Architectural Services provider to offer our clients such a platform to collaborate directly with us.
The benefits of our system are:
Please see the screenshot below of a typical project board:
At Fixed Price Architecture we will save you a small fortune in comparison to paying a local Architect to produce your drawings for planning permission
We offer a full drafting package whereby we can remotely draft your planning drawings from sketches and photographs taken by yourself.
We provide a self survey pack explaining everything you need. The only tools you will need to supply yourself are some paper, a pencil, a tape measure any phone or tablet equiped with a camera!
In many cases we can also work with information readiliy available online such as estate agent floor plans.
Our fees, details and turnaround times for each service is detailed below:
Not a problem, we have you covered.
If you live within a 150 mile radius of our offices in Essex, then we can supply a more traditional solution wherby we can come to your home, carry out a full measured survey on your behalf and combine it with an initial design consultation with you.
Just like our online service we provide these services on a fixed fee basis.
Please note, all of the packages below include Planning & Building Regulations Drawings….
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Leigh on Sea
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