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Do I Need Planning Permission?

What Needs Planning Permission

New buildings, such as houses, shops or factories, require planning permission and so do many changes of use of buildings and land. Extensions to buildings may also need planning permission, depending on such matters as their size.

If your property is a Listed Building or lies within a Conservation Area there are much stricter rules what can be done without obtaining permission.

Regardless of whether you need planning permission or not, we would urge anyone considering development to discuss their proposals with their neighbours as a matter of courtesy. If you need planning permission then prior discussion can often resolve issues and prevent objections being submitted. If permission is not required then making your neighbours aware of your plans can avoid unnecessary concerns or calls to the Council complaining about unauthorised development.