Works to your domestic property (such as those listed in the Do I need Planning Permission section) classifies as householder works.
Some householder developments can fall within 'Permitted Development'. This is work that is approved to be undertaken without the need for planning permission, assuming the works stay within certain limits.
New rules governing house extensions and commercial changes of use coming into effect on 30th May 2013.
In brief, the key changes include allowing the following without the need for planning permission.
- larger single storey rear extensions to residential properties
- larger extensions to industrial and warehousing premises, shops and offices
- conversions between office and residential uses
- more flexible uses of shops, offices, residential institutions and agricultural buildings
- easier conversion of premises for school uses
- telecom installations in conservation areas
Please note : If you want to carry out one of the above you will still need to notify us of what you want to do.
- Do I need Planning Permission and or Building Regulations?
- Permitted Development for Householders – Technical Guidance (England) (PDF 312KB)
- Pre-application advice
- 45 degree code
- Considerate applicants
- Make an application
- Whats the difference between Planning Permission and Building Regulations?
- Factors affecting planning permission
- Guidance and policies
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This page was last updated on 22 April 2015