Planning approval Wells.

We are so happy to have gained Planning Permission for our clients in Wells-Next-The-Sea in North Norfolk.

The owner’s approached us to discuss improving the layout of the space available to them for their business in the Conservation Area in the town.

After ongoing consultations with the couple and North Norfolk District Council Planning Department, we have secured permission for alterations to the business space and improved out door area for their private use.

We considered both the property owner’s needs, the privacy of the neighbouring property and the visual appearance from the rear of the building, whilst listening to both our clients and to the requirements of the planning department.

Congratulations to the clients and thank you for entrusting us with your application.

Quay at Wells Next The Sea.
Wells-Next-The-Sea. North Norfolk. Quay.

Halloween…

The end of October and Halloween is here!

To put it into context ‘Planning’ wise. Planning applications submitted this week, will be validated by your local authority within the next week or so and can then move through the planning process with a response possibly by the first few days or couple of weeks in January (allowing of course for Christmas holidays).

If you receive a positive response for your plans, your next step will be to submit drawings for Building Control approval, we can prepare these for you. You would also be able to show these to potential builders and tradesmen to quote from…

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Planning Application Approval – Sheringham

We are happy to have worked with our North Norfolk based clients to prepare planning drawings for alterations to their lovely Sheringham home.

Approval has just be given by North Norfolk District Council for demolition of attached studio and outbuildings, erection of attached garage with room above, single storey extension and addition of dormer.

Great news and construction work can begin once building regulations approval has been given.

As ever, we remind all clients that the conditions given by their local authority on their consent notification must be adhered to.

For examples of some of the other planning approvals we have gained for our Norfolk clients please click here!

Permission Granted!

Single storey extension to home in Wells Next The Sea an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

Planning Permission granted by North Norfolk District Council.

Very pleased for our clients, who can now apply for building regulations approval!

To discuss plans and designs for your next home or business premises alterations, extension or conversion contact us here.

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Approved Applications.

Really pleased to report two more planning approvals for clients.

One for a single storey extension to a home in a Conservation village near Norwich.

Another for a home extension including demolition work in North Norfolk.

Both clients can now move on to apply for Building Regulations approval, before starting their construction work.

For each project we prepared planning drawings, provided location & site plans, submitted the applications and monitored them throughout the process, communicating with both the clients and local authority as required.

Do contact us, if you’d like an estimate of fees for your building project, we can discuss local authority and planning portal fees as well as our own.

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Householder Application.

Congratulations to the local builder who contacted us to apply for Householder planning permission in Binham, North Norfolk.

Their client, whose dwelling stands in the Conservation Area, wished to remove a garden hedge at the front of the property and replace with a brick and flint wall.

Adding to the character of the home and area.

Permitted!

Really happy to see another permitted application for a client’s development in Holt, Norfolk…

We were asked to prepare plans for a detached garden annex and installation of a swimming pool. These we then submitted to North Norfolk District Council for approval.

We can advise on an extension or conversion you may be considering and let you know your ‘permitted development rights’ which may mean you won’t need a planning application, although you will need plans for building control approval! #goodtoknow

Holiday Home Design

During a very recent family holiday on Lanzarote, I was prompted to think about the differing standards of both the apartment we were then staying in (with the really lovely view below of the Charco San Gines) and various other homes we had previously rented on the island.


Generally we choose not to stay ‘in resort’, opting instead for small villages or the city of Arrecife, where ‘the people’ work, live and genuinely seem to enjoy life. For us it’s more authentic, although our 17 year old kids may have a different view!


We usually opt for smaller homes, always looking for owners that seem to care for their properties and guests (we ran holiday homes here in Norfolk for over 10 years, so are a little fussy). There is though usually a compromise.
If the owners are fab, then those compromises can stem right back to the DESIGN and PLANNING stage…


The latest apartment for example, with the great view, 14 meter balcony and perfect location had these niggles, totally unnecessarily in our humble opinion:

We had a spacious open plan kitchen, diner, sitting room with French doors. YET just two double plug sockets, one behind the TV and one in the kitchen! Try straightening your hair from the kitchen, on tiptoes, legs in the splits position and neck craned to see into the mirror 3 meters away on the wall! Also attempt the charging of 4 mobile devices, an ipad and 3 laptops (children studying A Levels), whilst boiling the kettle and whisking up fresh pancakes for four, need I go on… Easily solved at the DESIGN & PLANNING stage.
The second bedroom was a dark, V shaped room, with two single beds and no option for a second ‘couple’, yet in the open plan living area was a section at least 2m by 2.5m that was unusable and had been infilled by a random table that you couldn’t put chairs around. Why was this not in the bedroom? Easily solved at the DESIGN & PLANNING stage.

After that I could go on about a utility/boot room only accessible from the far side of the bathroom but won’t stretch your participation with this blog too far…
You get the gist of it.


If you are building a second home in Norfolk, for your own use and potentially for paying guests, or if you are buying a home and intend to use it for holiday letting, think about how your clients will move about in and use the place, at the DESIGN and PLANNING stage. It may just help your lettings and increase repeat bookings…
We are seeing an increasing percentage of our work come from both homeowners and local property developers who are making internal changes to second homes in Norfolk. We’re drawing plans for those alterations and they are being passed to builders to price from and to Building Control if Building Regulations are needed.

Other clients are adding Floor Plans produced by us to their own websites for prospective guests information prior to booking.

Much of the time planning permission is not required for internal work, (this changes with Listed Buildings). Permitted development rights may cover your work, but if not, a Householder Planning Application fee to the local authority will be £206, with a £20 Planning Portal service charge. Building Regulations will most likely be relevant.

Do get in touch to discuss your needs, we cover Norfolk and can schedule an onsite chat to speak in person.