We may need to refuse your application.

We do not permit the following alterations:

  • open fires                               
  • wood burners
  • gas fires        
  • installation of down lights into ceilings
  • structural works involving load bearing walls
  • extensions and brick based conservatories
  • permissions which change the number of bedrooms in a property
  • removal of stair banisters
  • laminate flooring.

We will not grant permission if:

  • the proposal will breach planning or building regulation approval
  • the proposed works are considered to be detrimental to the structure and / or long term maintenance of the property.
  • the proposed works may have a detrimental effect on  health and safety including fire risks
  • the proposed works are considered to be potentially detrimental to the future letting / use of the property
  • the proposed works will negatively affect neighbouring properties / residents and are not in keeping with their surrounding environment.

If we refuse to give you our permission to carry out an alteration you may submit a revised proposal at any time.

If you are in rent arrears or there are on-going court proceedings in relation to your tenancy, your request may be placed on hold until the matter is resolved.

Council home improvements and alterations