Prior approvals are part of a wider process known as permitted development rights. This is a national planning permission grant that allows certain building projects and changes of use to go ahead without a planning application needing to be made. This scheme covers both residential and commercial property, and exists to control the impact of new building work ( imposing restrictions on height, size or location) and to protect local amenities.

If you find yourself needing to apply for prior approval, get in touch with us and we can talk you through the process. Our experts know when prior approvals are relevant, what the current state of play is regarding UK property law, and how to obtain them with minimal bother or concern. Call us today to speak to one of the team.