Do you need Planning Permission?

A Guide to Permitted Development Rights

DOMESTIC PROJECTS – INTRODUCTION

There are many ways to renovate or extend your home without the need for Planning Permission. This is called Permitted Development.

Permitted development rights apply to most properties, however they may be restricted if your home is in one of the following categories:

If any of the above apply to your project, then you should contact the planning department at your local authority for further information.

Your Local Authority may provide a service which will provide formal confirmation that your project can be carried out under permitted development rights (usually for a fee). If this is not possible you can apply for a lawful development certificate (for a fee) from your local planning authority to prove your development is permitted development. These documents are especially useful in circumstances such as the sale of a property.

In this document we have put together some information to how permitted development rights may apply to common domestic projects. This information is only intended as a guide and we would always

 

SINGLE STOREY EXTENSIONS

A single storey extension may be acceptable under permitted development rights if:

 

LOFT CONVERSIONS

A loft conversion may be acceptable under permitted development rights if:

 

TWO STOREY REAR EXTENSIONS

A two storey extension may be acceptable under permitted development rights if:

 

PORCHES

A porch may be acceptable under permitted development rights if:

 

OUTBUILDINGS

Development of outbuildings may be acceptable under permitted development rights if: