In this video post we’ll cover how you can find the existing plans of your property in Hackney.
We also cover:
- How to find an architect in Hackney
- Getting ideas for your extension
- Viewing PDFs of existing applications
- Getting the AutoCAD of an existing planning application
[00:00:00] Bhavesh Ramburn: Today I’m gonna show you how to find your existing plans of your property in some way or shape or form because sometimes you might not have the ability to get them and you might need to get a land surveyor to produce you a measured survey of your property. Let’s say you are living in Hackney you could go to their planning portal.
[00:00:27] Depending on your borough you, they would have a planning application search place which allows you to find applications of your property that have been done in the last 10, 15 years or more to help you. Some ways to have a basis for a blueprint for your plans of your house, because the majority of the projects or houses in the UK have had some extension except for the new builds, [00:01:00] which would then include some form of existing plan, which you can potentially use for your planning application or.
[00:01:09] Uses such as just getting some measurements of your room. But if you do need a, an existing plan of what’s there and you cannot find anything we do provide a service in our company. links will be provided in the video and the post. For now, let’s go through an example. Let’s imagine that you live in Hackney and your postcode is N16 5SP
[00:01:34] you’ll first need to Google your council’s government page. Ours at the moment is hackney.gov.uk. And what you’ll have to do is go to menu then look for planning and building and look for search view and comment on planning applications. Here you be presented with a search portal, which allows you to find [00:02:00] properties within the borough.
[00:02:02] What we’ll do is search for our property, which is N16 5SP. I’m gonna, Click search application. You can search by postcode or the address
[00:02:14] and you’ll have to scroll down, press search, and this will provide you a list of all the applications. in Listria Park. Now you’ll be able to find a number of projects on that particular road, and there might not. One specifically for your property, but if, say for example, you live at number 95 of this particular road, the chances is that your neighbor’s property might be similar to the one on 93.
[00:02:51] Of course, the plan might be mirrored, but it’ll give you a good indication of the size of the. If you can’t find your property that means there’s [00:03:00] not been any extension in the last 10, 15 years. What we’ll have to do is produce one for you, but let’s just imagine that we found an existing property for you.
[00:03:10] You, we found one with a 67 Listria street park, and this was to deal with replacement of existing rear extension. Within the list of applications, if you click on one of the links, it’ll bring you here. Let’s take a look at this application number 2022, which was done in this year 1, 203.
[00:03:32] In this application, you’ll see a list of documents which have the proposals as well as the existing. I would refer to the existing plans to get an idea of the floor plans. Let’s say we take a look at the drawings. There’s a existing floor plan, we’ll just click on that and open it up.
[00:03:55] Now you’ll see that this gives you a indicative view [00:04:00] of the drawings. Of course, these are not the AutoCAD files, but pdf you. Potentially print these on A3 and scale them using the scale bar or potentially reach out to the architect who’ve produced them. So, for example, the majority of drawings that are produced would have a title page with the details of the architect.
[00:04:24] Here you might be able to reach out to office S&M. Who may be able to, one, provide you with service to do your extension, but also if they’re nice enough, be able to provide you the plans in AutoCAD format.
[00:04:42] The other thing that you could do on here is get an in indication of what you might need to submit in your application. You will be able to see what the proposals are. Some of them would have proposals. There we go. Elevation side [00:05:00] proposal. As mentioned here, a proposed , first floor plan.
[00:05:05] If you click on this and open it up, this provides you an indication of the change. This is the proposal, and if we open up the old drawing, you see that this is an existing extensions here, but it’s been modified to have a roof light and a, a redesign of the extension. . If we look at the proposed elevation, we might be able to get a better idea, and this could give you an idea of what would be allowed in your borough in terms of extension to your property, especially if it’s been previously approved, which this has been, has been granted.
[00:05:48] And it gives you an idea of designs or potentials of extensions to your property.
[00:05:56] And again, as mentioned, you could always reach out [00:06:00] to the company that’s produced this or any other ones that have produced others is on that particular road that you live in. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to leave a comment. On the blog post or the video, and I’ll ensure to get back to you with a response.
[00:06:20] Thank you, and I hope that’s been helpful.