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What is planning permission?

Planning permission is required for many common building projects.

For changes to permitted development rights that came into effect on 30 May 2013 please go to the extensions and additions to your home page.

In certain situations planning permission is mandatory. For example, if you are planning to:

  • extend or add to existing buildings, excluding dwelling houses
  • put up outbuildings and structures
  • change the use of land or buildings

For more information, please refer to the page for the project you have planned.

You may also need permission for:

  • putting up fences and walls over certain heights
  • building a porch over certain dimensions
  • work on a listed building, work within a conservation area and work on a protected tree or trees within a conservation area

For more information, please refer to the page for the project you have planned.

Help with planning permission

You can visit the Planning Portal website which sets out Planning and Building Regulations guidance on common household projects e.g. conservatories. Information and guidance on national planning policy can be found on the National Planning Policy Framework and the associated Planning Practice Guidance website. You can also contact us using our Planning Enquiry Form – please note there is a charge for this service. Alternatively, you can get advice from a planning consultant.

Remember – if you build without planning permission you may be forced to put things right or remove the building altogether.​

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