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Here are some of our frequently asked questions to help you get started with an architect.

Once approved, how long does Planning Permission last?

Planning Permission lasts for 3 years once it has been approved by the local authority. 

Within the 3 years you will need to have made a start on your building work, but if you don't manage to start for what ever reason, your planning application will elapse. Don't worry though, MOJO can help you to re-apply again for Planning Permission.  

How long does it take to get Planning Permission?

As each project is unique, the time it takes to get Planning Permission will vary depending on the schemes scale, complexity and location but normally it will take around 8-10 weeks depending on the local authority. 

MOJO organises your planning submission, tracks its progress, and makes sure our clients are kept up to date with how their application is going. 

It simplifies the project for you. 

What is Planning Permission and will I need it?

Planning Permission is the official consent required from your Local Authority to carry out certain types of development or changes to your property. It ensures that proposed changes are in line with local planning policies and regulations. Planning Permission is typically needed for projects with higher level design, significant alterations, and changes in land use.

Whether you need Planning Permission depends on the nature and scale of the proposed development. Some minor changes fall under Permitted Development rights, which allow certain alterations without the need for formal permission. However, larger or more significant projects usually require Planning Permission.

MOJO will walk you through all of these steps and work out whether your project will need Planning Consent or not. 

What is the difference between Planning Permission and Building Regulations?

Planning permission and building regulations are two separate processes that govern construction projects.

Planning permission focuses on the suitability of a development within its surroundings, while building regulations focus on the technical and safety aspects of the construction process. 

Both processes are important and often required for most construction projects.