Householder Local Development Order

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Speeding up domestic planning applications

Domestic planning applications

Telford & Wrekin Council has changed the way it operates to make life easier for householders wanting to extend and improve homes.

The Council has adopted measures that will speed up and simplify the planning process through the recently approved Local Development Order (LDO). For applications that meet specific criteria, a planning application will no longer be required.

Instead apT will manage a simplified process to issue a Certificate of Compliance cutting out the planning process; reducing a decision from 8 weeks to 2 weeks based on a checklist.

A further advantage to householders is that the service costs £150, which is less than a planning application.

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You’re in good hands!

Applications made for a Certificate of Compliance against the LDO will be formally checked against the criteria, based on factual information rather than previously using a process of judging the planning merits of any application.

This certificate can be issued within two weeks and submitted as a joint application with any building regulation or highway application, effectively providing one application and process.

A number of restrictions are in place to protect the environment. This won’t apply to applications within the World Heritage Site, Conservations Areas or Listed Buildings. View a full list of criteria.

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Extensive range of services

You could take advantage of the LDO if you want to add:

  • Single Storey Extensions
  • First Floor Extensions
  • Two Storey Extensions
  • Rear or Side Extensions
  • Porch Installations
  • Thermal Cladding
  • Dropped Kerb
A photograph showing the exterior of a completed rear extension