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Current planning permitted development rules to help YOU achieve vital added sales price value!

If carefully considered and planned, with the right expertise and guidance, a home extension or renovation will surely add vital future sales value to all and every kind of home - something essential for most homeowners to achieve in these challenging housing market times.

Extend Now - Move Later

Adding sales price value can surely mean a more feasible and manageable future home move when the market and financial circumstances are easier. As we at Mint have been saying for quite a while now….it’s all about - Extend Now - Move Later!

key consideration

Those well-informed experts at the Homeowners Alliance have in the past highlighted details of the important new changes to the permitted development planning rules. We felt this vital information was very much worth re-blogging. The headline as the HOA point out is that…. ‘There is a whole raft of projects you can complete to extend and enhance your home without needing to go through the onerous process of obtaining planning permission’

full appreciation

All the detail is online right now - compliments of the HOA and architectural experts - This well presented material offers all you need to know about planning your chosen project with a full appreciation of all the most up to date planning rules.

helping YOU....

permitted development rights

For sure this HOA guide is important to get to know all the ins and outs of these vital, updated essential permitted development rights. Highlights the guide ........Permitted development rights entitle you to extend or renovate your home without the need for a full planning application. This is a fantastic option for anyone who is looking to avoid the subjective nature of a traditional planning application. Not to mention, the administration, time and costs involved with obtaining planning permission.

Avoid the ‘anx’

Add the HOA……as the guide will show you check the details of what you’ll be able to build without planning permission! They add that it’s true that as long as, your designs are in line with these all-important guidelines, you may very well avoid going through the ‘anx’ of having to get planning permission…

ins and outs

Good news then .. can take the uncertainty out of the whole planning issue reference your project perhaps …and you’ll surely appreciate knowing exactly where you are regarding planning permission ‘ins and outs’ going forward.

starter’ question

So a key starter question then - What projects are covered under these changed permitted development rules? The HOA guide highlights ….In the last few years, permitted development rights have expanded to encompass a wide range of projects. But, you’ll need to be sure your project meets the rules. If it veers beyond what is permitted, you will have to apply for full planning permission.

all major projects

The good news is that this HOA guide schedules all the major projects you can go for backed by these ‘No planning permission needed permitted development rights. The guide presents, also, the ins and outs of doing so in each instance. This information covers projects such as… a two storey extension ..adding an additional storey ….(some careful issues here - take note!)…. a loft conversion… a rear extension …side extension ….garage conversion ….outbuilding …a garden room…and more..

get the facts

If in doubt about whether or not your home project qualifies for permitted development, speak to your local authority planning department to get the facts . You can ask us at Mint Builders for guidance here locally in Cheltenham or Gloucestershire, of course. Also, as the HOA suggest you could also get in touch with the Resi organisation - Architects who helped with this guide and an organisation who very much have the design, planning and building expertise needed to help you grow your home….

“…in the picture”

There you go…. Get yourself right in the picture on permitted development rights and you can then hopefully go ahead full of confidence to add value to your home and set your home up for a future move when our financial lives are at last a bit less erratic than they have been for a good few years ..good luck your permitted development project!


We at Mint Builders are, of course, here to help locally with all kinds of questions and ideas and much practical advice too relating to your new home project and plans.We can assist with your 2023 and 2024 home renovation priority planning and project organisation of all kinds.

Feel free to request our project planning and quotation visit to refurbish or extend your home for more energy saving ‘liveability’ and vital increased future protective money-making ‘added sales value’, never more vital than now. Contact Mint Builders on 07734 211958 or email

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