Under certain circumstances you can build small
extensions and develop buildings under 'permitted development
rights' without the need for our permission.
The Planning Portal have produced an
guide (pdf) which will explain what
works (pdf) will require planning permission and which ones
are permitted development.
For a fee we can give you written advice about whether you need
planning permission. We have prepared a
guide (pdf) called "How we
can help you find out if you need planning permission" to
explain this service.
The fee for this service is £50 for schemes that relate to
existing dwellings and £80 for all other proposals.
If your scheme relates to an existing dwelling just submit our
Householder enquiry form (pdf) and send
it to us with a metric scale drawing of your plans and
their position in relation to your property.
Permitted development rules can allow householders to carry
out the following works within certain size and siting limits, you
can see the latest guidance on the projects below on the
planning portal website:
Although you may not need to make a planning application for
many of the types of work listed here, you may still need separate
approval under building regulations.
Stricter planning rules apply when making any repairs or
alterations to Listed
Buildings and you should contact
Development Management on 01275 888
811 before starting any work.
For further information about the need for planning permission
please visit the Planning