Our Services

INITIAL CONSULTATION

Your local Designer will visit you in the comfort of your home for a free initial design consultation to discuss ideas and the feasibility of your scheme. Planning permission is not always needed and the vast majority of homes have permitted development rights. We can investigate and advise upon the permitted development rights of your home during our visit. There may be further information required and in some cases, we may need to consult with your local authority or submit a pre-application report to ascertain your schemes feasibility and likelihood of approval. Once we have all the relevant information, a quotation will be sent to you.

PLANNING PERMISSION

Once it has been established that Planning Permission is required, an appropriate submission must be made to the Local Planning Authority. Bretway Designs will complete the application electronically, forwarding plans, diagrams, site location plan and any other supporting information needed for purposes of consultation with various statutory bodies. These form the basis of the working file, which is subsequently assigned to a Planning Officer. Should the development involve a Listed Building or demolition in a Conservation Area, further application forms relating to this may need to be completed. The application fee must be paid before the application can be processed. Fees are set by government

SUBMIT PLANS

DECISION PROCESS

DELEGATED DECISION

For relatively simple applications a decision can be made once the statutory 21 days have passed. In the case of any objections being received, the Case Officer will refer to the Local Member for the relevant area who will have 7 days to respond either by way of confirming the comments of the Case Officer or recommending that the application should be sent to “Committee” for consideration.

BUILDING REGULATIONS

Building regulations are entirely separate from Planning Permission. Bretway Designs produce all the building regulations drawings, specifications and structural calculations required. We can act as your agent and submit the application to Building Control and liaise with them to gain the required Building Control approval. All extensions, conversions and structural alterations require building regulations approval for the work you are carrying out. Building regulations promote standards for most aspects of a building's construction, energy efficiency in buildings, the needs of all people, including those with disabilities, in accessing and moving around buildings. They are separate from planning permission and for most developments; you will need building regulations approval. Building regulations standards are applied and enforced through the Building Control system and are supported by technical guidance documents.

BUILDING REGULATIONS

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