House extensions are an increasingly popular option for Hertfordshire residents, since average prices for a semi-detached property are in the region of £477,000 and incur costs of over £13,000 in stamp duty alone. Moving house can be an incredibly expensive undertaking, so more and more people are choosing to improve their existing home. Extensions can often be built as permitted developments in Hertfordshire, which provides even more incentives to improve to reducing the costs and the time it takes to complete the project.
Planning Permission for Your Herts House Extension
There are 10 borough councils within Hertfordshire – if your house extension requires planning permission, your application will need to be lodged with the relevant local authority. You will need to contact your planning office in Broxbourne, Dacorum, East Hertfordshire, Hertsmere, North Hertfordshire, St Albans, Stevenage, Three Rivers, Watford, or Welwyn Garden City. You will also need to notify your local building control services to let them know about your intended changes, whether or not you will apply for planning permission.
Hertfordshire is a varied county, with a range of period and listed properties in conservation areas, as well as new builds. It is impossible to say whether or not your house extension project would require planning permission without properly assessing the property, looking at your area, and discussing your aims. Many modern house extensions built from materials that differ from the original house do require planning permission, as do multi-storey extensions. Speak to us to arrange an assessment and no-obligation quote, and we will provide more information about your options.
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