In most cases, garage conversions can be permitted development (PD). Only the LPA can confirm for certain. In most cases SC can design a scheme to your requirements that also seeks to meet the requirements of PD – we then advise following up with a certificate of lawful proposed use (CoLU) to ensure legality and the avoidance of doubt. Some authorities deem that replacing garage doors with windows constitutes external change requiring planning permission. SC advise pre-application consultation with the LPA to minimize professional costs.
SC compile all necessary documents, prepare your application, submit to the planning department of your local council, deal with the planning case officer and answer any queries as we manage your case to LPA decision.