Do I Need Planning Permission?
You will probably need planning permission if you want to build something new, alter a building or change the use of a building or land.
The council's Development Management service deals with all planning applications.
Not everything needs planning permission; some minor works can be permitted development (opens new window) .
Permitted development rights are different 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 and receiving planning permission, the council is authorised to take enforcement action, up to and including taking direct action over an unauthorised development. If you carry out work without first obtaining planning permission you run the risk of having to make changes to your development, or of the council removing it.