So after nearly 5 months of having moved in, we have finally submitted details for planning. We have been very fortunate that our architect has been very helpful in terms of submitting plans that we are happy with. He grew up across the road from us, and hence has a real appreciation for the house and the architecture.
What has been more complex is that we have needed a statement of historical interest. This document basically cost us around £700 and all it did was say that the house was old and was interesting. Not much different from the listing to be honest.
So hopefully once all this has been approved we can get the builders in and fix the roofs, Sofit boards etc. joy!!