House Extensions in Wilmslow and Macclesfield
Your Guide to Planning Applications and Approvals

When providing building services, it’s vital to make sure work complies with the law. As well as meeting health, safety and quality requirements, your project in Wilmslow or Macclesfield must have the necessary approvals before work begins. When it comes to house extensions, you often won’t need planning permission, as long as construction meets certain limitations and conditions. However, if you wish to exceed these, you may need to apply for householder planning permission.

For more information and advice, please visit our house builder blog. We work on rear-facing extensions, wraparound extensions, side-return extensions and other similar projects, putting your needs first at all times.

Having worked in the industry for over 25 years, Worth Projects advises on the requirements of each job we undertake. Whether undertaking home extensions, renovations or new builds, we have the knowledge and experience to deliver expert guidance.

As part of our building services, we also submit any necessary applications on your behalf, ensuring all documents and approvals are in place before starting work.

Permitted Development

In the UK, many domestic construction projects do not require planning permission. This is because permitted development rights allow homeowners to make certain changes and additions to their property.

However, for house extensions in Wilmslow and Macclesfield to fall under permitted development, they must meet certain conditions. These cover a variety of aspects, including:

When planning your extension, we take these limitations into account to deliver ideal solutions that comply with permitted development requirements.

For customers in Wilmslow and Macclesfield who wish to build extensions beyond these conditions, Worth Projects is ready to assist with planning applications.

Party Wall Agreements

A party wall is the wall you share with a neighbour that separates your properties, such as between semi-detached or terraced houses. It can also be a boundary wall or excavation. If house extensions include work to party walls, they may have additional requirements set out by the Party Wall, etc. Act 1996.

This provides a framework for preventing and resolving disputes regarding party walls. If the Party Wall Act covers your project, you must give adjoining neighbours notice of your plans in writing.

Before party wall building works, including home extensions, can begin, you need a written Party Wall Agreement from all affected neighbours. However, they have the right to oppose your plans. In these cases, you will need a Party Wall Award, which requires an independent surveyor.

For many years, Worth Projects has been planning and constructing high-quality house extensions. We offer expert advice, assistance and solutions, no matter the specifics of your project. We ensure you have all the information you need.

Before starting work in Wilmslow or Macclesfield, we always make sure any necessary permissions are in place. Failure to do so can result in trouble with the local authorities, leading to delays and fines. With the interests of our customers at the heart of what we do, we guarantee full compliance with regulations and controls.

Planning Applications for House Extensions

While many house extensions fall under permitted development rights, there are limitations and conditions that must be met. If you wish to exceed these, you may need to apply for planning permission. Permission might also be required if you live in a conservation area or want to extend a listed building.

The planning application process for extensions can be complex, and it is important to seek professional advice to ensure all necessary documents and approvals are in place before starting work. As a homeowner, it is your responsibility to ensure your project complies with the law, including planning regulations.

To apply for planning permission for a house extension, you will need to submit an application to your local planning authority. You must pay a fee and, in most cases, you can apply online. 

Key points to note include:

If you are interested in our extension service, please give us a call. We complete rear-facing extensions, wraparound extensions, side-return extensions and other similar projects in Cheshire.

For reliable house extensions in Wilmslow, Macclesfield and the surrounding areas that comply with all regulations, call Worth Projects on 07711 361289.

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