House extensions and alterations
What planning permission you will need
You can change a property in many ways. Use the interactive houses on the Planning Portal to find out what permission you need.
Information about specific projects is also available for:
- Planning Portal website – extensions
- Planning Portal website – outbuildings
- Planning Portal website – change of use
- Planning Portal website – conservatories
- Planning Portal website – loft conversion
- Planning Portal website – fences and garden walls
- Planning Portal website – windows
- Planning Portal website – garage conversions
- Planning Portal website – patios and driveways
- Planning Portal website – roof
- Planning Portal website – wind turbines
- Planning Portal website – porches
- Planning Portal website – solar panels
Use our advice for:
Many schemes also require building regulations approval and most people use our building control service to get it. For advice about building regulations call 01275 884 550 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Roads and paths
If you want to carry out works that will affect a road or path, you can avoid delays using the following advice.
Dropped kerbs for vehicle access
Planning permission is needed to make:
- a new access to a trunk road or a classified road
- access to an unclassified road when you are not doing works which are covered under permitted development
Closing roads and temporary traffic management
If you want to close a road or introduce a temporary road restriction you must apply to us for permission.
Placing objects on a highway
You’ll need a licence if you want to place objects or structures on the highway, such as:
- building materials
- mobile elevated work platforms
- a tower crane oversailing the highway
Section 50 Licence application (New Road and Street Works Act 1991)
If you want to carry out work to existing or install new equipment in a road that we look after, and you are not from a utility company (known as a ‘statutory undertaker’), you’ll need to apply to us for a Section 50 Licence (New Road and Street Works Act 1991).
Most people employ professionals to help them complete their projects. To find the help you need we’ve provided a list of builders and consultants that work in our area. You can also use our building control service or our written advice service about the need for planning permission.