We may buy a dormer bungalow. Can we rebuild it as a 2-storey house?

Planning permission will be required to upgrade the dormer bungalow to a 2-storey house. Any decision will depend on the nature of the locality and whether there are any two-storey houses in the immediate vicinity. If not, your next-best alternative might be to apply for permission for a one-and-a-half story house. Your procedure could be:

  1. Discuss it with the local Planning Office ( a pre-app meeting may be available for a nominal fee)
  2. Make a conditional offer on the property, subject to securing planning permission
  3. If offer is accepted, apply for PP