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What do you need planning permission for?

It's all in the planning! Planning permission is the legal process to determine whether proposed development projects should be permitted. The responsibility for planning lies with local planning authorities (usually the planning department of the district or borough council). Decisions on whether to grant planning permission are made in line with national guidance (in the form of the National Planning Policy Framework) and the local planning policies set out by the local authority.

Planning permission may play an important part of building your dream home or carrying out a large renovation, conversion or extension project. Getting planning permission can be a long and sometimes stressful process, as planning regulation is complicated. It’s certainly worth beginning your planning journey by ascertaining if you project requires permission or not.

When Do I Need Planning Permission?