Is Planning Permission Required?
Not all development requires planning permission; permitted development rights allow householders to carry out minor development to their residential property without the need to submit an application under the provision of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015.
If your property is a listed building, or is within a Conservation Area there may be further restrictions.
To find out if you need planning permission, please use the Planning Portal website by searching through the list of common projects or using the interactive house feature below.
If you would like written confirmation that the existing use of a building is lawful for planning purposes or that your proposal does not require planning permission, you will need to apply for a 'Lawful Development Certificate'.