Planning permission

oak frame self-build
What are they and how do they work? Mike Dade looks into when planning obligations can be helpful and when they can become a project burden
Snug Architects contemporary home
Even the best-laid plans can face objections. Mike Dade reveals the tricks and tips that will help you overcome resistance to your design from planners, neighbours and more
wooded plot with planning permission
Getting planning consent for the perfect scheme can be a major stumbling block on the road to a successful project. Mike Dade shares the secrets that will give you the best possible chance of winning approval
workshop conversion
Keen to create a bespoke home in a built-up area? Mike Dade reveals the wealth of opportunities that could fit the bill – from infill plots to office and shop conversions
minimalist modern eco home
Gaining consent to build your ideal home on the right plot can be a daunting process. Mike Dade reveals some of the most common pitfalls self builders encounter at the planning stages – and gives his tips on how to beat them
sketch of self build scheme
Councils are advised to discuss schemes with self builders and renovators prior to the formal planning process – but is pre-app all it’s cracked up to be? Mike Dade investigates
House with large extension
Build It looks at recent planning policy changes and what they mean for your self build or renovation project
Stable converted into a home
Mike Dade explains the ins and outs of converting an historic structure to residential use
Getting your application validated is the key first step in the planning paper-trail, says Mike Dade
house floor plans
Mike Dade reveals the ins and outs of making a planning application


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