Do I need Planning Permission?
This depends on what you want to do. Some minor alterations and extensions, particularly to houses, can often be carried out without the need for planning permission. This is known as 'permitted development'.
It often also depends on whether your house has been extended in the past. Even if you only want to put a conservatory on the back of your house, if your house has been previously extended, chances are you will need planning permission for the conservatory.
General advice on whether or not you need permission is available from the Planning Portal. However, it is always best to check with us first as there may be local circumstances which might affect the need for permission. For site specific advice, information should be submitted in writing. You should include the site address, details of the proposals and a sketch plan.
Problems can occur if you do any work without permission, including being taken to court in extreme cases, so please contact us.
Recent News:The Government has announced it proposes to relax planning rules for householders for a limited amount of time. No details or timescales have been provided as yet. We understand that legislation will then need to be changed before residents can take advantage of these proposals. See a summary of the announcement on the BBC Website'