Do I need planning permission or is my application a permitted development?
When will you need to apply for planning permission and what is permitted development?
There are several types of development that require formal planning permission. Examples include:
- most proposed new buildings
- extensions or alterations to existing buildings
- changes in the use of land or buildings (e.g. converting a house into flats or a farm building into a dwelling)
- engineering or other operations on land
However, there are some forms of development which do not require planning consent - these are known as permitted developments.
Planning permission is not generally needed for internal alterations to buildings that do not affect their external appearance, for small external works, or most works of repair and maintenance. Limited changes of use may also be classed as permitted development.
The service has produced a questionnaire (please see below) to enable you to determine whether or not you require planning permission. This can be downloaded for you to complete and post to the section with the required fee where we will endeavour to respond promptly.
For further information on whether or not you require planning permission please follow the weblink to the Planning Portal. There is an interactive house which is very helpful.
In order to reflect the increase in the costs of delivering the service, fees are charged for certain categories of pre-planning advice..