Is permission required for your proposed development?
Certain small developments do not require permission. If you have doubts, or if you would like formal confirmation that a development does not require planning permission and is lawful, you should apply for a Lawful development certificates.
The Planning Portal Interactive House, provides a visual guide to the permitted development rights for houses.
If planning permission is required it can be very helpful to seek our advice about your planning proposals before submitting your actual application. This might involve meeting with us or just sending us your proposals for us to comment. This can help to overcome potential difficulties and make sure your application deals with all the important planning considerations.
Full details of how this service works can be found in the downloadable Pre-Planning Advice leaflet below. Please note that VAT is applicable to the Pre-Planning Advice service.
If your property is a Listed Building you may need to apply for Listed Building Consent. You can find this out by using our Interactive Mapping Online system.
- Go to Interactive Mapping Online, below, and launch the service.
- In the Map Legend, click the box against Conservation. This will display Conservation Areas, Listed Buildings and Tree Preservation orders on the map.
- Enter your address or postcode in the "Search for an Address" box and click on the Search button.
- Select your address in the list.
- Your property will be shown on the map. To find the nearest Listed Building or Conservation area to your property select the relevant conservation category from the marker box.
- To find out other information near your property, select the overlays you are interested in from the Map Legend, then click on the map.
Further information and application forms can be found on our Listed building consent application page. If you are looking to demolish a building in a conservation area please view our Demolition in a Conservation Area page.