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Author Topic: Do we need planning permission?  (Read 6719 times)


  • Joined Jun 2013
  • South Wales .Carmarthenshire. SA18
Re: Do we need planning permission?
« Reply #15 on: September 04, 2015, 11:33:09 am »
Mart I've just had a speed read through both links

It makes me realise that unless anyone has numerous planning successes under their belt they need to read such links as you put up and also do a lot of research and critical logical thinking long into every thing long before they design their plans and submit the plans for consent
I wonder if anyone knows if there are any books on such things , if so where are they publicly available & if possible give the ISBN codes ?

 My first foray into these things was a book called " Constructing farm buildings"  by Blacks Scientific or some such similar name about 30 years ago .

Perhaps it's time to ask our site owners for a planning reference index  maybes split in to the four parts of the UK , containing useful things wrt planning to be made as a sticky so to helpl other current & future TAS'ers .
Strong belief , triggers the mind to find the way ... Dyslexia just makes it that bit more amusing & interesting
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  • Joined Sep 2014
  • Notts / Yorkshire border
Re: Do we need planning permission?
« Reply #16 on: September 04, 2015, 12:41:21 pm »
Hi cloddopper
Think you have worded that perfectly, managment could put up a caution warning along the lines
i am no legal expert or have any formal training along those lines but i would say.
If you ever get a visit from planning or planning enforcement. (For planning contravention)

If its a residential  property i believe you have the right to ask them to give you 24 hours notice before you have to allow them in

Anything else they have a right to enter.

Next get straight on phone and see if you can get one or two people to come down to witness things before you say anything else.
Or tell them you wish to record the conversation , its only evidence if you tell them before hand.

They will take photos to use as possible evidence of offences commited
They may of done this from outside the property and may of been observing things for days/months before this visit

If accused of anything  do not comment or deny it, do not say anything more or try to validate why you are doing something.

They will be persistant and as cloddopper says above unless you have the knowledge anything else you say could have serious repercusions, if taken out of context.

If they continue to hound you tell them you will seek legal advise before commenting futher.

Onething for sure you will have a couple of unhappy council officers and possibly saved yourself many hours of stress and plenty of £££££££.

Next i would seriously advise you to get legal/planning advise from a proffesional, anything it costs now will be less than if you had tried to explain yourself.

If funds are limited i strongly reccomend you go on to the Garden law web site

Post your problem and check the responses do not take everything as being correct.

But from my own experience there are a number of planning experts/ ex planning consultants who are willing to give  you advice ect.

Read very carefully you will/should be able to spot who is best qualified to listen to imo.

Everything posted above is my personnal views and if in doubt always seek expert advice straight away delays could be costly
« Last Edit: September 05, 2015, 05:19:26 am by mart6 »


  • Joined Dec 2018
Re: Do we need planning permission?
« Reply #17 on: December 18, 2018, 09:31:12 am »
Cripes... you have been through the mill!!  :(  I hope it all turned out ok in the end... I am currently having a run in with council officials... my hair is falling out with the worry of it all... will be posting soon. Good Luck!


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