How to apply for consent for building works

What information do I need to provide?

When you apply to carry out works to your property, you will need to provide the Scheme of Management Office with:

  • a covering letter with a brief description of the proposals, with name, address and contact details of the freeholder, plus the architect and project manager if applicable.
  • accurate single-sided existing plans and elevations, with title block showing address, date, scale and drawing number, in one combined .pdf document, no larger than A3 and a scale of not less than 1:100. 
  • all proposed demolitions, including tree removals must be outlined in blue.
  • existing materials must be clearly labelled.
  • existing ground levels must be clearly shown.
  • the building lines of the adjacent properties must be shown.
  • accurate single-sided proposed plans and elevations, with title block showing address, date, scale and drawing number, in one combined .pdf document, no larger than A3 and a scale of not less than 1:100. 
  • all new work shown on the plans and elevations must be dimensioned, including any proposed changes to ground levels. 
  • further details such as typical window frame/door details/dormer details will also be required. 
  • all new works should be outlined in red on the proposed drawings. 
  • all details of the proposed design and materials must be clearly shown.
  • please indicate as a clear dotted line, the extent of any original structures on the plans and elevations so that the changes can be clearly identified.
  • the building line of the adjacent properties must be shown.
  • an A4 site location plan at a scale of 1:1250 with proposed works in red and a North point. The plan should show surrounding road names and door numbers clearly, together with substantial alterations to adjoining relevant properties which have taken place since publication. If you do not include this with your application, a charge of £36 will be added.
  • supporting documents such as Design and Access statements, daylight studies and arboricultural reports should be provide as separate pdf files.
  • site photographs should be included with your application.  

If at any stage after validation, you are asked to supply additional information, or changes are made to the design, please re-submit the relevant combined pdf file with revised drawing numbers. 

Please note, all applications are subject to a 3- week consultation process, during which neighbours and the advisory committee are consulted.  The application process takes approximately 8-10 weeks.  Please do not send payment with your application, we will advise you of the appropriate fee.

Applications should be emailed to rachel.shlewet@thedulwichestate.org.uk

We are improving our processes to meet the growing demand in developments on the Estate in recent months. Planning application fees are therefore increasing in April 2022 to cover a new two-stage licence process which also continues to ensure sympathetic development in the area. A permit for development will be issued once plans are agreed. Following a satisfactory inspection(s) by an Estate surveyor, a licence will be issued.

 

Fee guidance
  • Minimum application fee

    £115

  • Extension (minimum charge)

    £40m2

  • Loft conversion (minimum charge)

    £695

  • Replacement windows and doors

    £280

  • Change a door, a window, a gate or fence

    £115

  • Add dormer window

    £275

  • Add roof light

    £120

  • Add solar energy panel

    £115

  • New drive or hard standing

    £250

  • Replacement of driveway material

    £115

  • Hard landscaping in rear garden

    £144

  • Garden building

    £40m2

  • Satellite dish

    £115

  • A new house or a swimming pool

    40m2

  • Minor variations

    £115

  • To provide OS location plan

    £36

  • Reissuing/renewing lost licences

    £36

  • Retrospective applications

    Double scale fee

  • Sales sign-off site inspection

    £198

  • Final consent inspection

    £100