Self-build tip: Get in touch with planners early on
Early contact with your local planners is the best way to find out whether your project is viable. Most local authority planning departments offer ‘pre-application advice’. This can help you get a good idea of what your planning officer will and won’t accept in terms of general style, size and any materials stipulations. It’s a great way to make sure you stand the best chance of getting planning permission when you come to submit your application.