What is a planning permission and when is it required?

Screen Shot 2017-06-27 at 12.04.22DEFINITION,  WHEN DO YOU NEED IT AND USEFUL LINKS.

Planning permission is an approval from a specific local authority, allowing a proposed development project to proceed. It will be granted, subject to certain conditions or refused.

When do I need to apply?

You’ll probably need planning permission if you want to:

  • build something new
  • make a major change to your building, eg building an extension
  • change the use of your building

There are many factors to be taken into consideration when reviewing your application, to include the following:

  • size, layout, siting and external appearance of buildings and extensions
  • the effect of your proposals on any neighbouring properties
  • proposed use of the development.

How do I do it?

To find out if your project will need planning permission, contact your local planning authority (LPA).

You can apply for planning permission online through Planning Portal:




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