Do I need planning permission?

If you want to build an extension to your property or do other work to your home you may need to apply for planning permission. Some minor alterations and extensions, particularly to houses, can often be carried out without the need for planning permission. This is known as permitted development.

You can find a list of common building projects including case studies and mini-guides on the Planning Portal website.

More information on permitted development is available from the Government’s Technical Guidance