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Check if you need planning permission

You need planning permission for most building work, or if you want to change the use of a building or a piece of land.

However, you can carry out some work without the need to apply for planning permission. This is called 'permitted development'. The Planning Portal explains more about permitted development.

Even if the work does fall under permitted development, you may still need planning permission, as permitted development may not apply to your property.

You can find out what permitted development rights your property has by:

We are not able to give you advice over the phone.

Other things you need to consider

As well as planning permission, there are other things you need to consider. This includes permissions, regulations and restrictions that apply to where you live or what you want to do.

Article 4 Direction 

Conservation areas

Listed Building 

Building Control

Dropped Kerbs

Electric Vehicle charging 

Flood Risk zones 2 and 3

Even if a planning application is not needed, other consents may be required and it is the householder or the developers responsibility to ensure that any necessary permissions, consents and permits are in place when required.

Get advice or confirmation

Planning Portal

Lawful development certificate 

Pre application advice