Check if planning permission is needed

If you are not sure if you need planning permission you can check on the Planning Portal. This is a useful guide explaining how planning works.

You can also make some small changes to your property without needing planning permission. These are called permitted development rights. It’s a good idea to check this before you start any work as in some cases permitted development rights can be withdrawn for specific developments or properties.

If you wish us to check for you and to have a written response in regard to Do I Need Planning Permission, please complete the form and pay the fee.

If works have already been undertaken and you need formal confirmation that planning permission was not required, you may wish to apply for a Certificate of Lawful Use for the existing Development. Applications can be made by using the Planning portal.

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