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Do I Need Permission?


If you want to build, alter or extend a building you may need to apply for Planning Permission or Building Regulations approval. 

Have a read of our leaflet here for advice on the Building Control process and why you may need to make an application.

Check to see if you need permission:


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You can also make a pre-application enquiry about the feasibility of a proposed development.

You must get approval to change the use of buildings unless they are allowed under legislation. Some changes of use will need approval under the Building Regulations. To find out what changes will need a planning application and/or Building Regulations approval please refer to the Planning Portal. For information regarding Use Classes, click here.


Once you have made a planning application:

  • we will notify your neighbours
  • we will visit your site
  • we aim to make a decision within 8 weeks

Last Updated on Monday, July 31, 2023

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