The vast majority (95%) of Urban Escape Studios do not require planning permission as they are designed to comply with the governments new regulations that came into effect on 1st October 2008 and is considered permitted development providing:
- The studio does not exceed a maximum overall height over 2.5m and be positioned within two metres of your boundary?
- Will not stand forward of the principal elevation of your house, fronting the highway
- Occupy more than half the area of land around the original house along with other buildings and additions (as first built or as it soon on 1st July 1948)
- Be built at the side of your house, on land designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a national park, the Broads or a World Heritage Site?
- The studio is not located in a conservation area or within the curtilage of a listed building
- If there is any concern at all that our studio will require planning permission we will contact the local planning office to clarify the situation. Urban Escape Studios can apply for planning permission if necessary on behalf of our client. There is a fee for this service.