Before starting your proposed development, you will need to find out whether you need to apply for planning permission.
Householders: If you are unsure whether alterations to your home require planning permission you can complete our Do I need Planning Permission? form. We will then check whether your proposal will need planning permission and advise you accordingly. This check is provided for a fee of £25.
Commercial: If you are unsure if alterations to your business or a change of use will require planning permission please contact us in writing (preferably by email). We will check if planning permission will be required and advise you accordingly. This check is provided for a fee of £25.
Certain works can be carried out without the need to apply for planning permission. This is known as 'permitted development'.