Do I need planning consent or building regulations?
Last updated: 29/07/2013
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With all building work, the owner of the property or land is
responsible for meeting the relevant planning rules and building
You can check whether you’re likely to need planning permission
by reading through our guidance on householder permitted
development rights, visiting the Planning Portal’s interactive
guide or submitting our Do I need planning permission or building
regulations permission form.
Permitted development rights
You can make certain types of minor changes to
your house without applying for planning permission, this is called
Our guidance on guidance on
householder permitted development rights uses simple flow
charts and drawings to help explain which changes require planning
permission and which do not.
You can also view an online version of the permitted
Planning Portal provides up to date information about work that
can be carried out without planning
permission. Most of this information is provided in an
Do I need planning permission or building regulations
If you are not sure whether you need planning permission, listed
building or conservation area consent and/or building
regulations please fill in the Do I need
planning consent or building regulations form and we will check
this for you. The check costs £37.20 inc VAT for
planning, listed building or conservation area consent and is free
for building regulations. You should receive a response
within 10 working days.
The check gives you an informal view of whether you need
planning permission. For peace of mind, you can apply for a
lawful development certificates if you
wish. This is formal proof that your household building work
is lawful and doesn’t require planning permission.
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