Do I Need Planning Permission.
See if you need planning permission and building approval before you make improvements.
You should use this page if:
You are unsure whether you need planning permission for works you are carrying out
Building works have already been carried out and you would like to find out whether planning permission or building regulation consent should have been in place.
In these cases, please use the Planning Portal
If you still need help after looking at the Planning Portal and wish to use our Pre-Application Service, please email [email protected] with your details and brief description, including any relevant drawings so we can advise further.
Please note that from 1st April 2023 the pre-application service will no longer be free and there will be a charge introduced for some types of applications. We will update this information as soon as we can in relation to the new service standards.
The duty officer is available Monday - Friday 10am - 1pm, please email your enquiries to [email protected] or telephone 01228 817179. If you prefer a face to face meeting please ring to arrange a suitable appointment time.
The advice given is of an advisory nature only and cannot be regarded as binding upon the Local Planning Authority.