Do I need Planning Permission?
You dont need planning permission for some building
work. This is called permitted development.
You can find examples
of common projects at the Planning Portal. This will tell
you if your project is covered by permitted development, which
means you won’t need planning permission.
Examples of common projects include:
To find out more about permitted development and whether
you need planning permission visit Planning
Portal: Do you need permission?
The Planning Portal is a national website for all planning
permissions and information in England and Wales. The information
and services it offers are designed for home owners, businesses,
planning professionals and Government officials.
The Planning Portal also has an interactive
diagram of a house to give planning advice on
various parts of your property, such as changing windows, putting
up gates or building a garage.
How to apply for planning permission?
Most planning applications are now submitted
online. You can also download the application form
to fill in at your leisure.
Apply for planning
(when applying please make sure the Welsh flag is at the
top right of the page)
Lawful Development Certificate - Proposed development
If you are still unsure whether planning permission is needed,
you can submit an application for a Certificate of lawful
development. This is not the same as planning permission, but
if a Certificate is issued (because we agree that planning
permission is not required) then it is proof that your development
Please note that a fee is payable for a Certificate of
lawfulness of proposed development which is half the normal fee.
For a ‘householder’ development (such as an extension) , this means
a fee of £90. If you wish to apply to confirm that something
you have built already does not require planning permission, then a
full fee would be payable, which is £190 for a householder
Apply for Lawful Development