Certificate of Lawful Development

We can provide advice in respect of whether your existing development would be immune from enforcement action or whether your proposed development requires planning permission. We can guide you through the process of securing a Lawful Development Certificate for a proposed or existing development or use.  Our work for this process would include:-

  • advice in respect of the lawfulness of existing and proposed developments and breaches of planning conditions;
  • evidence review
  • preparation and submission of the Lawful Development Certificate application.

Planning House can review your situation and discuss the most straightforward and realistic way forward, we will provide sensible advice on the way forward and can represent you through the entire process. Take a look at our Practical Guides relating to the basics of a Certificate of Lawful Existing Use or Development (CLEUD) or a Certificate of Lawful Proposed Use or Development for further information.

Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value:  In order to determine what to do with “Deemed Consent” confirmed by the Council on a house divided into flats many years ago I approached several planning consultants for opinion and also quotes for formalisation service packages. I was pleasantly impressed with the response I got from Chris Pipe at Planning House who said the Council’s correspondence was actually quite valuable and may be offered a “red-tape- free” way forward. That was a fresh, innovative and absolutely logical approach. Very helpful. Even though I did not get the same from the Council. I must thank Chris for her supportive explanations and suggestions. 

Anil Meghji Shah, Enfield

Planning Applications, Planning Appeals & Planning Consultant