How long does planning permission approval take?

I’ve read that it can take up to eight weeks for planning permission approval. How long does it actually take on average?

Asked by Patrick on 18th May 2022
Expert Trade Answers
"Can take from 6 to 8weeks
But if it is under permitted development you can usually start the works befor the plans go through"
Answered on 18th May 2022 - Member since Apr 2019 - report
"Normally about 6-8 weeks, depends on how you use and where you’re from"
Answered on 12th Jul 2022 - Member since Jun 2022 - report
"I’ve found it really is between 6-8 weeks in my area but it will be different between in each council"
Answered on 18th May 2022 - Member since May 2022 - report
"If you include the drawing of plans, related surveys, and application submission, around ten weeks. For a full application.

Permitted development is a different process and depending on the chance of issues with the local authority it is possible to start construction before full approval."
Answered on 18th May 2022 - Member since Nov 2019 - report
"On average 6 to 8 weeks depending if you have a good architect they'll be able to push it quicker"
Answered on 18th May 2022 - Member since Sep 2021 - report
"If you do it through a council it might take 2 to three months. However, privately will only take 3 to 4 weeks."
Answered on 18th May 2022 - Member since May 2022 - report
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