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 drawings, with title plan showing address, date, scale and drawing number, in duplicate, no larger than A3 and a scale of not less than 1:100, showing existing and proposed
  • any proposed demolitions, including tree removals, outlined in blue on the existing drawings. New works should be outlined in red on the proposed drawings
  • details of the proposed design and materials
  • a location plan at a scale of 1:1250 with proposed works in red. The plan should show substantial alterations to adjoining relevant properties which have taken place since publication. If you do not include this with your application, a charge of £25 will be added.

You will also need to pay the relevant application fee, as set out below.

Fee guidance
  • Minimum application fee

    £85

  • Extension (minimum charge)

    £510

  • Extension > 25 sq.metres

    £22 per sq. metre

  • Loft conversion (minimum charge)

    £510

  • Replacement windows and doors

    £200

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

    £85

  • Add dormer window

    £125

  • Add roof light

    £90

  • Add solar energy panel

    £85

  • New drive or hard standing

    £190

  • Replacement of driveway material

    £85

  • Hard landscaping in rear garden

    £110

  • Shed or garden building up to 3 x 2.4 metres (10ft x 8ft)

    £100

  • Shed or garden building larger than 3 x 2.4 metres (10ft x 8ft)

    £22 per sq. metre

  • Satellite dish

    £85

  • A new house or a swimming pool

    Charge to be quoted on application

  • Minimum administration charge for applications or for renewing a lost or expired licence

    £85

  • To provide OS location plan

    £25

  • Duplicate tree licences

    £25

  • Retrospective applications

    Double scale fee