Do I need planning permission?
Extending or carrying out work on your home
Are you planning to extend or carry out work to your home?Visit the Planning Portal interactive guide (planning portal.gov.uk) for assistance.
A set of self assessment forms have been developed for you to assess whether you require planning permission for your proposed development. These can be found under self assessment forms.
If you answer 'yes' to any of the questions on the forms, or do not comply with any conditions, then you will need to submit a planning application. This can be submitted online through the Planning Portal (planning portal.gov.uk).
If you want written confirmation that planning permission is not required, then you will need to submit a certificate of lawful proposed development.
You should complete a self assessment form, even if you are just replacing an extension or outbuilding and base your answers on the proposed works taking place.
You may also require building regulations consent for the works you are proposing. Please refer to building regulations for further guidance.
Problems can occur if you do any work without permission when it is required, so please ensure you answer the questions on the self assessment forms carefully and correctly.