Do I need Planning Permission?
Some minor alterations and extensions, particularly to houses, can often be carried out without the need for a planning application to be made to the Local Planning Authority This is known as 'permitted development'.
General advice on whether or not you need permission is available from the Planning Portal. However, for site specific advice it is always best to check with us first as there may be local circumstances which might affect the need for permission. You should include the site address, details of the proposals and a sketch plan.
From 30th May 2013 new rules governing house extensions and commercial changes of use came into effect. This allowed larger extensions to be built under permitted development rights.
These larger permitted development extensions are subject to a neighbour consultation scheme.
Problems can occur if you do any work without permission, including being taken to court in extreme cases, so please contact us.