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.
If you require further advice on the need for planning permission, please contact us.
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Telephone the Planning Advice Team on 01524 582950 between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday.
- Call in to Morecambe Town Hall Customer Service Centre where a Planning Advice Assistant will see you.
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 - customers can complete a questionnaire, submit a sketch plan and we will write to you to advise if your proposal requires planning permission.
Listed buildings and conservation areas
Specialist advice on listed buildings and conservation areas is available from our conservation team.
Will I get planning permission? Pre-application advice
If you would like advice on whether your proposals will be looked upon favourably, please contact us for pre-application advice.
We encourage applicants to engage in pre-application discussions for major schemes, as this is often the most effective way of ensuring your planning application is approved in a timely manner. Experience shows that addressing key concerns early on in the process is beneficial to all parties.
Please note that due to current workloads, we do not routinely engage in detailed pre-application discussions for householder applications or minor developments. You may wish to consider engaging an architect or professional planning consultant to advise you on your project.