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Permitted Development Leicester

Permitted Development Leicester

Permitted development allows householders to add extensions and internal improvements to their homes without having to apply for planning permission. The idea is to speed up the process for work that is unlikely to negatively affect the neighbours or the look or feel of the local area. Permitted development in Leicester works in much the same way as it does in the rest of the country, meaning that anyone looking to build an extension on their home within the approved dimensions can do so without worrying about red tape. 

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What is Allowed Through Permitted Development in Leicester?

The government has basically granted planning permission to various relatively minor enhancements to homes across the country. However, the local planning authority (LPA) in each area has the right to restrict some permitted development rights. 

In Leicester, permitted development allows you to add a single-story rear extension of up to three metres for semi-detached and terraced houses. It is four metres for detached homes. You can also build a single storey side extension of up to half the width of the original property. In addition, you may be able to add a two-storey rear extension of up to three metres in length. However, it is worth checking with the LPA first.

You should also note that the measurements refer to extending the property beyond either its original dimensions when built or as they stood on 1st July 1948. If there is a previous extension, you may need to apply for planning permission.  

For larger single-story rear extensions, up to eight metres on a detached property and six metres otherwise, you will need to provide ‘prior notification’. 

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What is Prior Notification?

Prior notification is a type of permitted development that requires you to talk to the LPA in advance of the work. This could be Leicester City Council, Leicestershire County Council or any other council in the Midlands. 

The process is a bit more involved, but is still preferable to seeking planning permission. When you provide prior notification, the LPA debates the nature of the development, the materials used and so on. They may require homeowners looking for large extensions to notify their boundary neighbours. If there are no objections, or the LPA dismisses any objections, you can press on with the work. 

What is Not Allowed Through Permitted Development in Leicester?

Leicester’s LPA can remove permitted development rights in certain circumstances. For example, if you live in a conservation area, you might not be able to extend using PD. In Leicester, these areas include Stoneygate, Evington and Humberstone. 

Further afield, across Leicestershire there are conservation areas in parts of Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Coalville, Market Harborough and more. If you live in a conservation area, you should contact Leicester City Council or Leicestershire County Council for guidance. 

Councils can also restrict permitted development rights in world heritage sites, national parks and areas of outstanding natural beauty.

How Permitted Development in Leicester Helps You Improve Your Home

Providing you don’t live in a restricted area, permitted development in Leicester, Leicestershire and the rest of the Midlands means you can easily improve your home. If you want an extension, a cellar conversion, a loft conversion or to renovate an outbuilding, there should be no problem. Simply call Beeby Construction Services to start the ball rolling. 

We are extremely knowledgeable about permitted development in Leicester and beyond. This means we can guide you through the process easily. If you have any questions, just contact us. We will help you create a beautiful new space in your home. 

We are based in Leicester, but we have excellent coverage across the Midlands, including:

Leicester, Birmingham, Nottingham, Derby, Coventry, Hinckley, Beeston, Lichfield, Swadlincote, Rugby, Tamworth, Loughborough, Burton upon Trent, Ashby de la Zouch, Sutton Coldfield, West Bridgford, Measham, Long Eaton, Stapleford, Sudbury, Coalville, Melbourne, Solihull, Lutterworth. 

Building Contractor in Leicestershire

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Beeby Construction Services is a Leicester builder with a reputation for providing quality building work across Leicestershire. If you are looking for a Leicester building contractor who will tailor their service to your exact requirements, no matter how big or small the job may be, contact us today for a free quote. 

Building Services in Leicestershire

From Loughborough to Lutterworth, Market Bosworth to Melton Mowbray, we provide the people of Leicestershire with a range of building services for both commercial and domestic properties. Whether you need building repairs or are looking to kick off a home improvement project, here are some of the ways we can help you out.

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Leicestershire Garage Conversion Specialists

Leicester saw the biggest leap in house prices of any major UK city in the year between 2017 and 2018. This is great news for sellers, but less so if you were trying to leap up the property ladder in Leicestershire. With that in mind, most of the space that you already have rather than shelling out to move. And where better to start than converting all or part of an unused garage?

Having a garage conversion in Leicestershire is a great idea that could add in another bedroom, a larger kitchen or even a home office that you might previously have thought you couldn’t have unless you moved somewhere larger. Rather than compromising on location, stay in the area you love and easily add in the extra functionality that you need from your current home. 

We can also perform loft conversions in Leicester and beyond. 

Build an Extension in Leicestershire

If you can’t spare the garage space, then you might consider adding an extension to your property. As a Leicester builder, Beeby Construction Services have worked on similar projects across the county. 

When we meet you to discuss your needs, we bring all the experience we have garnered over the years as Leicester building contractors so we can help you choose the way forward that works best for you and your property. 

Leicestershire Building Refurbishment

We work with a network of skilled tradespeople across Leicestershire. This means that whatever work needs taking place on your property, we know a trusted contact who we can call upon. Because we know the county so well, we have just the right person to provide the perfect touch, whatever your project. 

Whether it’s a carpenter or joiner to look after your woodwork or an electrician to rewire your house, simply ask and we will delve into our little black book for the expert Leicestershire professional who can complete the job to the same high standards we expect of all of the work we complete. 

Other Leicester Builder Services

If you are looking for a building contractor in Leicester for roofing work, repairs or anything else call us first. We can take on any job, both residential and commercial, that you might have in the Leicestershire area. 

All the details you need are on the Contact page and we look forward to hearing from you.   

Customer Service

Customer service is at the top of our minds at all times. Because we are a building contractor in Leicestershire, we can get out to talk to you in person. We will assess the job and give you an accurate (and competitive) free, no-obligation quote based on the facts. We pride ourselves on this personal, local approach. It helps you budget and allows us to get a proper feel for the task based on our detailed assessment. 

Call 07849 456962 right now to let us know exactly what you need. You can also ask any questions you might have relating to building work in Leicester. 

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We are a Leicestershire based builder, but enjoy excellent coverage across the Midlands 

Leicester, Birmingham, Nottingham, Derby, Coventry, Hinckley, Beeston, Lichfield, Swadlincote, Rugby, Tamworth, Loughborough, Burton upon Trent, Ashby de la Zouch, Sutton Coldfield, West Bridgford, Measham, Long Eaton, Stapleford, Sudbury, Coalville, Melbourne, Solihull, Lutterworth