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Do I need planning permission?

You may need planning permission for certain types of building work on your home or business. There are two ways you can find out if you do:

Charges

Make use of our pre-application advice to help your planning application process go much quicker and easier.

Pre-application charges
Sevice code
Type of development
Fee (including VAT)

HOUDINP1

Householder

£64.80

OTHDINP2

Other development

- Telecommunications

- Change of use

- Advertisements

- Tree works

- Listed building

£108.00

Payment

Our how to pay page will take you through the payment process.

Conservation

If your home or business is in a conservation area, or is a listed building, different planning rules may apply.

When you don’t need planning permission

Find out what type of work you’re allowed to carry out by checking your permitted development rights.

You may want to apply for a lawful development certificate. This confirms that an existing or proposed use of land or development is lawful for planning purposes. It can help overcome any issues when you sell your property.

Penalties

If you start work without the correct permission or consent, you may be liable for enforcement action.