Grand designs: 7 properties with planning permission

Getting planning permission is often a lengthy process, so properties with consent already in place are in high demand. Photo: Alex Winship/Tedworth Property

Getting planning permission for major work is often a lengthy process, so properties with consent already in place are in high demand and can command a premium.

Development site sourcing specialist Searchland has found that the number of homes on the market with planning permission granted varies greatly across the country, with the highest proportion — 28% — in the south east.

“It’s far easier to buy a development-ready property in the south east, east of England and the south west compared to every other region,” says Mitchell Fasanya, the company’s co-founder and CEO. “Also, you don’t have to pay a big premium in those areas.”

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These houses and plots for sale come with full planning permission, enabling you to begin the big build as soon as you’re ready.

1. Great Bardfield, Thaxted, Essex, £375,000

Trinity Cottage in Essex has planning permission for a single storey rear extension. Photo: Hunters

Grade II Iisted Trinity Cottage is a real find — and not just because it’s well-proportioned and packed with character and original features such as fireplaces, exposed timber beams and brick and parquet flooring.

Recently re-thatched, it comprises a sitting room, dining room and L-shared kitchen, two double bedrooms and a bathroom on the first floor and a garden.

Permission has been obtained to add a single storey rear extension, so the new owner won’t have the hassle of applying for listed building consent. Find out more from Hunters.

2. Lower Treneague, St. Breock, Cornwall, £750,000

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