The process for householders

How to carry out a self-assessment

Self-assessment forms

A set of self-assessment forms have been developed for you to assess whether you require planning permission for your proposed development. View our self-assessment forms

You should complete a self-assessment form, even if you are just replacing an extension or outbuilding, and base your answers on the proposed work taking place.

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: applications (

Permitted development rights

You are also advised to check whether permitted development rights have been removed from the property: Guidance on permitted development rights

Alternatively, please complete our planning contact form if you would like a paper form to complete and return to us.

Conservation areas and listed buildings

Check to see if your property:

Please note:

If you want to receive written confirmation that planning permission is not required, then you will need to submit a certificate of lawful development (GOV.UK)

Last updated: ‎18/01/2024 12:23