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 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.
Learn how you can reduce your energy costs.
Interactive House Guide
Find out information about common householder projects.
Learn about the planning system and apply online.
Contact details and links for your Local Planning Authority.
Learn how building regulations affect you and your surroundings.
Appeal online using the Planning Casework Service.
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