Planning Permission (Assessment Criteria)
Firstly we will carry out a free feasibility survey where measurements will be taken and your requirements discussed. Our surveyor will discuss the different design and layout opportunities available for your property. It will then be assessed whether planning permission is required. If so, then a good external design for your loft conversion is necessary so that permission will be granted. Large flat roof dormers are always allowed to the rear elevation (as this is Permitted Development, see next paragraph) and smaller pitched roof dormers are usually allowed to the front elevation. However, Velux window(s) to the front may be a better option as planning permission will not be required.