Architects Manchester ¦ North West Construction Professionals ¦ Building Design Team

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"Grant has been working on several of our development schemes across the region and has provided very high quality layouts and images for the presentation of the sites we are promoting through the planning system. All projects have been delivered on time and within budget. We will continue to work with Grant on future projects."

 

Andrew Laing

Land & Planning Manager

Hollins Strategic Land

 

 

“What impressed me most about Grant Erskine Architects is the professionalism, knowledge, experience, unbeatable pricing and the communication throughout. I know their services are endless, but importantly they return calls, provide free initial advice and deliver what they agree to do. I would not hesitate in recommending them where the opportunity should arise.

 

Top qualities: Great Results, Good Value, On Time”

 

Joanne Nuttall

Owner, Breakey & Nuttall

 

 

“I would describe Grant Erskine Architects as extremely professional, but personable and approachable at the same time and as people who "think outside the box" and really go that extra step to delivery results with quality. In all honesty I would recommend them to anybody including friends and family and we are extremely happy about the project that they recently completed for our business.

 

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity

 

Mike Naughton

Diggle Nursery Owner

 

 

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Methodist Church to Nursery Conversion in Diggle, Oldham. Accomodation for children of all ages, as well as a multi-purpose space. more

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This House Extension in Bramhall, Stockport compliments the traditional house, with glazing and retractable doors that take full advantage of the view and morning sun. more

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A cost effective refit of a 4th floor office in an old mill in Bolton, providing a range of accommodation between 200 and 1000 square feet.. more

 

What is Permitted Development?

Loft Conversion ¦ Planning Permission ¦ Architects Manchester ¦ North West Construction Professionals ¦ Building Design Team

 

Any project that doesn’t require Planning Permission from the local council is classed as Permitted Development.

 

Does my project fall under Permitted Development? The answer is YES if:

 

• You only intend to make a minor change to your house, such as a loft conversion or a small house extension

 

 

The answer is NO if:

 

• You live in a ‘designated area’ (such as a Conservation Area, a National Park, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty or the Norfolk or Suffolk Broads)

• Your local council has withdrawn Permitted Development right for your area by issuing an Article 4 direction (check with your local planning authority to see if they have)

• Your property is a listed building

• Your project goes beyond the limitations of Permitted Development as described here.

 

Remember that the permitted development rights which apply to many projects for houses do not apply to flats, maisonettes or other buildings.

 

Read into more detail about Permitted Development on the Planning Portal website. The regulations can seem quite complicated and there seem to be a lot of grey areas, which is why it’s always best to speak to your local planning authority about your planned works before any of it begins. Or give us a call and we’ll give you our best advice!

 

Don’t forget that projects that fall under Permitted Development will still require Building Control approval, which you can read more about here.

 

In addition, even though you may not need the technical drawings done for planning, your project could still benefit from the knowledge of an Architect so the design can be as effective as possible and suit your individual needs.

 

 

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