Do I need planning permission?

Do I need planning permission?

How do I know if I need Planning Permission?

The Planning Portal (Opens in a New Window) has a helpful self-assessment tool on whether you need planning permission and an Interactive House guide. (Opens in a New Window)

View Information about single storey extensions. (Opens in a New Window) 

View Information about Dropped Kerbs. (Opens in a New Window)

Domestic Enquiry Form (Householder extensions only)

Fill out a Domestic Enquiry Form. (.pdf) (701KB) (Opens in a New Window)

There is a fee for this service please view the fee sheet. (.pdf) (162KB) (Opens in a New Window)

Please email the completed form to and pay the relevant fee.  You'll receive a written response but this will not be legally binding. 

Certificate of Lawfulness

If you want to be certain that the existing use of a building is lawful for planning purposes or that your proposal does not require planning permission, you can apply for a Lawful Development Certificate (LDC) via the Planning Portal.

More information is available on the Planning Portal Lawful Development Certificates webpage. (Opens in a New Window)

Other types of development

For all other types of development, including the change of use of building/land, planning permission may be required.

More information is available on the Planning Portal website (Opens in a New Window) and this useful guide called Planning Portal: Do I need permission? (Opens in a New Window) 

Other useful links are listed below:

Submitting a Planning Application

You can find more information on the Submitting a Planning Application page.

Further information is listed below

Planning Applications are subject to fees, please view the fee sheet. (.pdf) (162KB) (Opens in a New Window)

Duty Planner
tel: 0115 917 7777