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Planning and Building Standards

What needs planning permission?

What does and doesn't need planning permission, other consent needed before applying and confirmation requests (Certificates of Lawfulness).

You may need planning permission from the council If you are carrying out any 'development', including:

  • Erecting a new building
  • Extending your property
  • Building a conservatory
  • Putting a dormer window into your roof
  • Putting up a garage or shed
  • Changing the use of your property
  • Carrying out engineering or mining operations

What needs planning permission?

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