Planning Permission in Wolverhampton


Planning Permission may be required for certain alterations, extensions and change of use of buildings and land.  Under Permitted Development certain  alterations and extensions do not require planning permission if they comply with certain rules and criteria. We can check whether your scheme would be allowed under Permitted Development or if a planning application is required.

Certain parts of Wolverhampton are designated as being in a conservation area, there are currently 30 conservation areas in Wolverhampton, these areas are varied in character ranging from old village and town centres through to stretches of canal, industrial areas and Victorian suburbs. If your property is in one of these areas you will need to apply for planning permission for certain types of work which would be allowed under Permitted Development in other areas.

Occasionally the local planning authority may have removed some or all of your permitted development rights by issuing an Article 4 direction. This will mean that you have to submit a planning application for work which normally does not need one. In this case they do not normally charge you an Application Fee.

Find out more about conservation areas in Wolverhampton  at


In deciding whether a building project falls within Permitted Development several factors have to be taken into account  such as the size of the extension, percentage of plot covered,  height of eaves,  ridge height,  and which part of  your property you wish to extend  – side, rear, front or roof and whether property has been extended before.

 Visit our permitted development page.



Planning Permission Application

A planning application requires detailed architectural drawings of both the existing property and the proposed alteration/extension. Ordanance survey maps showing the exact position and location of your property are also required We will provide your local council with all the information they require to process your applications quickly and efficiently. This includes completion of all the necessary forms.

We will look after your application from our first visit through to the end of the planning process.


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EP Architecture – Wolverhampton,

Suite 122,

33 Queens Street,


West Midands

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Areas covered

Wolverhampton, Wednesfield, Bridgnorth, Codsall, Featherstone,

Horseley Fields, East Park, Low Hill, Bushbury, Heath Town, Fordhouses, Fallings Park, Brinsford

Short Heath, Lodge Farm, Shepwell Green, Willenhall Town, Bradley, Bilston

All Saints, Blakenhall, Parkfields, Finchfield, Compton, Castlecroft, Penn,

Warstones, Merry Hill, Parkfields, Wombourne, Wall Heath, Whitmore Reans,

Perton,  Pattingham, Tettenhall, Albrighton, Rakegate, Bilbrook, Pendeford


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