Planning permission in Croydon (London Borough of Croydon) comes under Croydon Council. It takes into account the Local Plan that was adopted in 2018. Under this plan, the planning permissions and regulations are decided.
When is planning permission required?
Planning permission is required whenever you want to:
- Build something new in Croydon be it a house or a building.
- Add a major portion to your building such as extension or parking area.
- Change the major purpose of your building such as developing house into an office.
- You want to make any change to a building that comes in statutory list under Planning Act for listed buildings and conservation areas.
There are 21 conservation areas in Croydon. The details are the present on the official website of Croydon Council. These are the four major areas where you need to take planning permission. If it is just a minimal change, no planning permission is required. For that, you can review the Permitted development rights set by The Town and Country planning Order 2015.
How to apply for planning permission?
The most convenient way to apply for planning permission is online. The online application goes through five steps. These include:
- Registering the application
- Getting a notification
- Application advertisement by government
- Application consideration by government
- Final decision regarding the application
All of these steps take around eight to thirteen weeks depending upon the complexity of the planning permission.
How much do you need to pay?
Applying for planning permission requires a fee. Under Financial Transaction Service 2018, the service charges for applying for a permission planning can range from £20- £200+ with the value added tax (VAT) excluded. Therefore, you need to pay this fee in order to register your application and get approval.
These are some important details regarding planning permission in Croydon. For further details, you can visit Croydon Council’s website.