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There are a lot of things to consider when you’re planning home improvements, especially if it’s a relatively big project. After you’ve come up with some design ideas and researched contractors, you need to put some thought into issues like planning permission.
Since 2008, projects like installing a new driveway have been considered as – usually – exempt from requiring planning permission. However, there may be issues you’re not aware of related to the classification of your property, or concerning exactly what dimensions your driveway can take up. It’s always better to be safe than sorry, and you should make sure that you’re 100% clear about any such conditions affecting your property.
There’s some general information on this website. If you need more information on planning permission specific to your local area, you’ll need to contact your local council’s planning department. It’s more than likely that it won’t be an issue, but there could be some unfortunate repercussions if you go ahead with a project that later turns out to be illegal.
This online planning portal should help you find out what planning restrictions might apply to you. Remember that planning permission applications cost, and that this fee should be taken into consideration when you’re adding up the overall expense of the project.
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26th February 2010