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Do I Need Planning Permission?

You will probably need planning permission if you want to: build something new; make a minor change to your building or land; or change the use of your building.

The planning system exists to make sure that new development does not affect the quality of life for local residents, and does not put a strain on local roads, schools and other services. 

Not everything needs planning permission, minor works that don't impact on neighbours can be permitted development

These permitted development rights don't apply if you live in a conservation area or a listed building.

Even if what you're proposing doesn't need planning permission, it will probably need a building warrant.

Please note, if your project does need planning permission and you do the work without applying for planning permission and receiving it, the council will take enforcement action and you might have to undo all the changes you have made.

You can check the required permissions and other important information using the links below.