The best way to do this is in writing and with a sketch plan showing your proposals. An officer of the Development Management service will advise you on whether you will need planning permission.
Application forms and guidance notes
Do you require planning permission or building regulation consent for building works at your home?
We can advise you on consents you need to obtain for your house extension, garage or outbuilding if you fill and return this simple form.
Do you require Planning Permission or Building Regulations consent for building works at your home? (.pdf, 315Kb)
Extending your home?
We want to make it easier and quicker for your to obtain all the permissions you need.
Before designing the new extension to your home have a look at our House Extensions Design Guide Supplementary Planning Document:
It gives practical advice on popular types of house extension, including:
- Details of how to improve the appearance of your home
- The features the planning officers will be looking for in your proposals
Fence, wall, gate or any other means of enclosure
If you are thinking of constructing a fence, wall, gate or any other means of enclosure, we can advise you whether or not planning permission will be required.
Enquiries regarding whether planning permission and/or building regulation consent was required for building works already carried out on dwellings
We have a procedure to handle these types of enquiries which usually arise when dwellings are being sold and questions are raised by purchasers or their Solicitors. Please complete this form to help us decide whether the building works which have been carried out would have required planning permission or building regulation consent. A fee of £53.60 + VAT is payable in advance for this service.