If you are considering extending or altering your property in any way, you first need to check with your local authority whether you need to make applications for Building Regulations or planning permission consents.
Some types of buildings and building work are exempt, but you should check first.
Please remember that complying with Building Regulations is a separate matter from obtaining planning permission. If you have any doubts please check with your local authority before starting building work.
Below we have some useful information and a few useful links that will explain clearly whether or not planning permission is needed or not. The links are directed to the Government Planning Portal. The Planning Portal is the UK Government’s online planning and building regulations resource for England and Wales. Use this site to learn about planning and building regulations, apply for planning permission, find out about development near you, appeal against a decision and research government policy.
Project-led guidance for householders, case studies and an explanation of your responsibilities when carrying out building work. more
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Interactive House Guide
Find out information about common householder projects. more
Learn about the planning system and apply online. more
Contact details and links for your Local Planning Authority. more
Learn how building regulations affect you and your surroundings. more
Appeal online using the Planning Casework Service. more