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Obtaining Planning Permission for a Wrap around Extension



The following post lets you know what is involved in Planning for a wrap around extension.

The alternative is to contact Chris Sinkinson on 07971 293182 at Homeplan Designs. He will do all the hard work and obtain your required planning permission and the specified drawings to allow builders to build your extension.


Planning permission for a wrap-around extension typically involves navigating local regulations and guidelines. Here’s a comprehensive guide to help you understand the process and what you need to consider:


Step 1: You need to understand Local Planning Regulations

1. Research Local Authority Guidelines:

Every local authority has specific rules and guidelines for extensions. Visit your local council’s website to find the relevant documents and guidelines for home extensions.

2. Permitted Development Rights:

Check if your extension falls under permitted development rights, which allow certain extensions without the need for planning permission. This usually applies to smaller projects with specific limitations on size, height, and location.

Step 2: Design Your Extension

1. Architectural Design:

Work with an architectural  designer to create detailed plans for your wrap-around extension. This will include floor plans, elevations, and site plans.

2. Compliance with Building Regulations:

Ensure your design complies with building regulations, which cover structural integrity, fire safety, insulation, and many other aspects.

Step 3: Pre-Application Advice (not always required for a small extension)

1. Consult with the Planning Authority:

Many local authorities offer pre-application advice services. This can provide valuable feedback on your proposal and help identify potential issues early in the process. (However this attracts another planning fee and can sometimes take the same time as a full planning application. So at Homeplan Designs we would usually advise you not to do this and just follow our own advice).

Step 4: Submit a Planning Application

1. Application Forms:

Applications are usually done on line along with payment of the planning fees. However you can alternatively obtain and complete the necessary planning application forms from your local authority’s website.

2. Supporting Documents:

Prepare and submit supporting documents, which typically include:

• Detailed plans and drawings

• Design and access statement

• Site location plan

• Existing and proposed floor plans

• Elevations and sections

3. Fees:

Pay the required application fee.  (As mentioned above these are usually paid on line as part of an application on Planning Portal. The amount varies depending on the scope and size of the project.

Step 5: Await Decision

1. Public Consultation:

Once submitted, there will typically be a public consultation period of 3 weeks where neighbours  can comment on your proposal.

2. Planning Officer Review:

A planning officer will review your application, considering factors like impact on neighbors, appearance, and compliance with local policies.

3. Decision Notice:

You will receive a decision notice from the planning authority. This can be:

• Approval: You can proceed with your extension.

• Approval with Conditions: You must meet certain conditions.

• Refusal: You may need to revise your plans and resubmit.

Step 6: Appeals and Revisions (if necessary)

1. Appeal Process:

If your application is refused, you can appeal the decision. This involves a formal process and may take several months.

2. Revise and Resubmit:

Alternatively, you can revise your plans to address the reasons for refusal and submit a new application.

Step 7: Build Your Extension

1. Building Regulations Approval:

Before starting construction, you’ll need building regulations approval. This involves submitting plans and building specifications to the building control department and the progress of the work will be monitored by the building inspectors site inspections.

2. Start Construction:

Once all approvals are in place, you can begin construction. Ensure you adhere to all conditions set out in your planning permission and building regulations approval.

Other key Considerations

1. Neighbour Relations:

Engage with your neighbours early in the process to address any concerns they may have.

2. Conservation Areas and Listed Buildings:

If your property is in a conservation area or is a listed building, there will be additional restrictions and requirements which will be dealt with on the planning application.

3. Professional Advice:

As mentioned at the beginning of this post you should consider employing professionals such as ourselves, we can even help you find the right builder for your project. We would help you with the design and obtain the required permissions (planning and/or building regulations).

By following these steps and ensuring thorough preparation, you can navigate the planning permission process for a wrap-around extension more smoothly.


For any advice on what you are wanting to build, contact Chris on 07971 293182 or the contact details below 

Please  ring or email 

Chris Sinkinson

Homeplan Designs
Dragons Lair
49 East Beach
01253 737724M.
07971 293182