Planning Permission Infographic

Planning Permission in Newcastle, Northumberland and North Shields.

From our experience, planning permission usually takes around eight weeks from application in the Newcastle area. But don’t be put off by this – sometimes it takes time to achieve your dream. You don’t have to worry or deal with any queries regarding your build as we act as your agent throughout the planning process. 

We have a wealth of experience of submitting planning applications under a variety of circumstances – from complex to straightforward. Acre Design apply this in-depth understanding when designing projects for our clients. Knowing what will generally gain approval and what won’t, makes us the North East’s leading architectural design firm. 



If you do need planning permission for your loft conversion or extension,  we’ll let you know the likelihood of gaining an approval during your free initial consultation. We’ll also offer solutions to any issues we foresee from the start. 

How you act on our advice is up to you, we just give our professional opinions free of charge on the free initial consultation.

Download our planning permission infographic for more information. It has some helpful tips and statistics. 

The North East, and in particular Newcastle, is a fabulous place to build. From the Victorian Terraces to the more modern semis, there are all kinds of opportunities to do something truly special. With older properties, the main thing that planning departments will look at is how the extension will fit in with its environment.  Having many years of experience, we know how to work with the style of your area whilst incorporating your personal taste and vision.

Acre Design has excellent relationships with councils across Newcastle and the North East and will ensure achieving the relevant permission is stress and hassle free!


We offer free advice on whether planning permission is required or not, just arrange a free consultation. If planning is required, we will give you an idea of the likelihood of approval.

Sometimes, planning may not be deemed necessary. Then, we apply to the council for a certificate of lawful development on your behalf. You can find lots more information planning permission on our information page and our FAQ’s have some really helpful information regarding building control.


Further information links:

Planning Permission at Newcastle Council
Planning Permission at Gateshead Council
Planning Permission at North Tyneside Council


Planning Permission PDF

Right from the start, at the “needs and options review” which proved incredibly worthwhile, Alistair and his team have provided professional, thorough and imaginative service. Our project has daunted us in many ways but Alistair has always been on hand to allay any concerns we had. He has been incredibly helpful, full of ideas and specialist advice throughout the process. Our extension has now been granted planning permission and building control approval. Thanks to Acre Design this is looking so much better than anything we could possibly have imagined.

Diana Robson

Contact Acre Build

CAI Building, Royal Quays,
North Shields, NE29 6DE

T: 0191 6808 088

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