Planning Permission – Granted!

Well, we have had some amazing news – planning permission has been granted for our extension! I can’t tell you how happy this makes me. We started planning an extension at the start of the year and had plans drawn up a few months ago but applying for planning permission and waiting for a decision seems to take forever.

Now that we are able to move forward and actually start building our extension – once we’ve sorted out the finances for it – I can share with you a bit more about it, as I’ve only mentioned it briefly in the past.

We live in a semi-detached house that has already been extended in the past but with two growing children the downstairs doesn’t flow as well as it could and we don’t seem to have as much storage space as we’d like so we decided to make our kitchen bigger, add a utility room and downstairs toilet and make a home that we can stay in forever.

Planning Permission - Granted!

This is a huge project and one that we’ll no doubt be getting help to manage but I have already been putting together Pinterest boards of new kitchens, skylights and roof windows, cloakrooms and cosy snug areas. I am hoping for the new space to be really bright and airy but we’d also like a bit of a rustic, slightly industrial feel – bare bricks may be on the agenda!

I’m looking forward to sharing our plans for the room and, hopefully, some posts during the work too – when it eventually happens! It’s an exciting time in our house at the moment. I can’t wait to share more of it with you.

Planning Permission - Granted!


  • Donna Wishart

    Donna Wishart is married to Dave and they have two children, Athena (12) and Troy (11). They live in Surrey with their two cats, Fred and George. Once a Bank Manager, Donna has been writing about everything from family finance to days out, travel and her favourite recipes since 2012. Donna is happiest either exploring somewhere new, with her camera in her hand and family by her side or snuggled up with a cat on her lap, reading a book and enjoying a nice cup of tea. She firmly believes that tea and cake can fix most things.

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  1. That’s fantastic, it’s going to look amazing when it’s done. What a space!
    We can’t wait to make the move to our forever home (not on the cards yet but we know that our house isn’t our forever home!) Looking forward to seeing all your plans come to life x

  2. This is fantastic news Donna and I love the plans as to how your home will look like when it is all done. It will certainly give you more space downstairs. Can’t wait to follow your story over the next few months x

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