As with all home-building projects, thorough research is integral, but here’s a few of the essentials:
• Be aware of how your extension will affect neighbours who may attempt to block plans with the legally established ‘right to light’.
• Remember that there are different development rules for terraced and semi-detached houses, as well as Conservation Areas and listed buildings.
• Recognise that some trees are protected by Tree Preservation Orders before you remove them!
• Once you have planning signed off, you can start work within 48 hours of notifying building control.