Do I need planning permission?
When do I need planning permission?
You'll probably need planning permission if you want to:
- build something new
- make a major change to your building - see guidance on extensions on the Planning Portal website
- change the use of your building
- make changes to a listed building
- your home is located in a conservation area
The planning portal's guidance for householders is a great tool that's designed to help you understand what needs planning permission, by explaining the new rules for each part of the house you click on. It also has guidance on planning and building regulations for a list of common development projects.
You can also find out how much you will pay for your planning application using the planning portal's online fee calculator.