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Do I need planning permission?

Last updated on: 09-Apr-2021

2. What is permitted development?

Permitted development means that you may be able to carry out certain work to your home without needing to apply for planning permission.

Types of work where you may not need planning permission include:

In order to be classed as permitted development, the work must satisfy certain conditions. The Planning Portal website has a list of common projects which offers guidance on the many different types of alterations to households.

Please remember that it is your responsibility to check whether you need planning permission. If you are in doubt, you can apply for a Lawful Development Certificate, which is proof that you're building work is lawful.

You are advised to read a technical guidance document produced by the Government to help understand how permitted development rules might apply to your circumstances.

If you think you may need planning permission, visit our Apply for planning permission section.


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