FINDING a plot of land with detailed planning permission for a house is a safe bet, but, of course, it may not be the house you want to build.
Unless the plans can be changed, you may prefer to take a risk on a plot without planning permission, or with outline planning permission.
The latter grants permission on the principle that the land can be developed, while detailed planning specifies the design of the building. plot websites, such as PlotSearch at www. build store.co.uk. Local newspapers and property magazines may contain ads for land for sale, or you could place a ‘land wanted’ ad.
You could even drive around your search area, looking for land that’s for sale or may be suitable as a building plot.