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Lambeth loft conversion - planning permission needed?

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alexgos Mon 18-Jul-11 22:51:43

Hi, does anyone know whether its necessary to seek planning permission to carry out a loft conversion on a terraced house (not flats) which will build on the party wall? Or can we go ahead under permitted development - we've had conflicting advice from different builders.

Many thanks

lalalonglegs Tue 19-Jul-11 11:28:44

Speak to your local authority planning dept and they will be able to advise - I am in Wandsworth and they have a service where you can drop by (preferably with photos or something) and they will give you advice. I'm sure Lambeth will have something similar.

Blu Tue 19-Jul-11 11:32:32

Definitely ask the Planning Dept not the builder!

Pendeen Wed 20-Jul-11 15:52:40

The easiest way to find out is on the government's website:

Planning Portal - Interactive House

Good luck.

iskra Thu 21-Jul-11 08:24:05

I used to live in Lambeth. Our neighbour had to get permission for a loft conversion on a terraced house. He was refused and did it anyway hmm

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