Do I need planning permission?
To decide whether you need planning permission for your project, please use the information and guides on the Planning Portal.
Householders benefit from certain Permitted Development (PD) rights, meaning they can carry out certain works without the need to apply for planning permission. Advice covering both planning and building regulations is available on our Improving your House page. We provide a Householder Questionnaire service - you can complete a questionnaire, submit a sketch plan and we will write to you to advise if your proposal requires planning permission.
Specialist advice on listed buildings and conservation areas is available from our conservation team.
Please note that due to current workloads, we do not routinely engage in detailed pre-application discussions for householder applications, minor or even most major developments. Only major applications with a strategic impact on the district will be considered at a pre-application stage. You may wish to consider engaging an architect or professional planning consultant to advise you on your project.