Do I need planning permission?

Thinking of altering or extending?

Are you thinking about altering or extending your property? Or do you want to use renewable technologies, such as solar panels, to make your home energy efficient? 

Some types of work are allowed without formal planning permission – this is known as 'permitted development'.

Permitted development is not allowed for flats and apartments. Some properties have had their permitted development rights removed. Contact our customer services team for further information.

To find out what types of work can be carried out under permitted development, look at the Planning Portal guidance This link will take you to an external website... .

If your proposed development meets all of the relevant restrictions and conditions, then you can go ahead without a formal planning application. If you’re unsure, follow one of these options:

Last reviewed: 01 - 04 - 2019

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