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Householder permitted development

If your smaller building project doesn't impact on the surrounding area, you might not need a planning application.

  1. Works that can be carried out through permitted development

    Find out whether the building work you want to carry out needs planning permission.

  2. Add an access ramp to your house

    Find out if you need to apply for planning permission to build an access ramp to your door.

  3. Build a shed, garage, greenhouse or other building

    Information on the permitted development rules for an ancillary building.

  4. Building, engineering and installation work behind your home

    Information on planning permission for adding installations such as swimming pools or free-standing solar panels.

  5. Add an extension to your house

    Find out whether your planned extension needs planning permission.

  6. Add a porch to your house

    Information on whether you'll need planning permission to build a porch.

  7. Add decking to your house

    Information on whether you need planning permission to add decking or a platform to the outside of your home.

  8. Attach something to or alter the outside of your house

    See which additions to the external surface of your home need planning permission.

  9. Attach something to or alter the outside of your flat

    See if you need planning permission to add something to the wall outside your flat.

  10. Build a gate, fence or wall around your flat

    Check to see if you need planning permission to build or improve a structure around your flat.

  11. Build a gate, fence or wall around your house

    Find out if you need planning permission to build a boundary around your home

  12. Roof additions and alterations

    Find out whether you need planning permission to add a dormer to your roof and gain extra space.

  13. Lay a hard surface outside your house

    Find out if you need planning permission to lay a hard surface like paving around your home.

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