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1. Do I need planning permission?

Extensions to homes, or the erection of buildings within gardens (for example) often do not require an application for planning permission to be submitted to us.

This can include extensions, alterations to the original house and proposals within the boundary of the original house. We call this 'permitted development'. 

Advice for homeowners

If you are a homeowner, you may not need planning permission, but to do any work you might need the agreement of our Building Control team.

Find out more about what does and does not need planning permission. 

Advice for businesses and developers

If you are a business or a developer, we advise you contact us as early as possible for pre-application advice.

Find out more about applying for planning permission as a developer.

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