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Our blog is available to offer advice answer common questions that are received by our many enquiries, and share general information to help home owners and property developers better understand the complex planning system and the process. 4D Planning Consultants ("Manchester Planners") is a limited company with offices in both Manchester and London.

Single Storey Rear Extension to a Flat - Do you need planning permission?

Manchester Planning ConsultantPosted by 06 Jan, 2013 00:59:48

Do you need planning permission for an extension to a flat?

In short the answer is: YES!

Our latest planning application to be granted was for a flat in a block of 6 flats. The owner of one of the ground floor flats required a ground floor rear extension. The building is not located in a conservation area, and the property is not of any architectural merit, and is not considered by the council as having a positive contribution to the character of the area, and is not listed. Nevertheless, full planning permission was required, because there are no permitted development rights for flats.

4D Planning Consultants prepared all the architectural drawings in CAD format – to scale, showing the existing floor plans and elevations as well as the proposed new floor plans and elevations. We prepared a D&A (Design and Access Statement) and liaised with the planning officer throughout the process to ensure that everything that is required for the council to make a decision by the 8 week deadline – is provided and is available.

Finally, the planning officer GRANTED planning consent to the application proposal, and we have already been approached by the next door neighbour to discuss with us his intentions to extend the rear of his property as well. Do you have a similar or different extension that you would like planning permission for? Even if you don’t need planning permission, we could assist you with every step of the development until construction. Give us a no-obligation call and we will discuss with you your proposals free of charge.

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Manchester Planners

Manchester Planning ConsultantPosted by 26 Oct, 2012 12:01:52

Manchester Planners (4D Planning Consultants LTD) is a young planning consultancy and architectural practise based in Manchester. We cover all areas in Manchester and surrounding areas. 4D Planning has much experience with preparing and producing the most professional planning applications and designs for new developments in and around Manchester. We produce all the architectural drawings, design services and liaise with the planning department and the relevant planning officers on your project. Our primary aim is to get you through the bureaucracy, and to obtain permission from the council for your proposed development.

Common developments include:

- Loft conversion

- Side extension

- Rear extension

- Garage conversion

- Conversion of a house into flats

- New build for a house

- Change of use applications

- Advertising consent for shop fronts

- outline planning permission for large developments

and many more...

We have experience dealing with many councils in Greater Manchester, but specifically the following:


Manchester city







We offer free telephone advice, and a free no obligation competitive quote!

Visit our website for more information and to get in touch.

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