General guidance about the kinds of work for which you need to apply for planning permission and those that you do not.
You apply to your council for planning permission. You can check whether you need planning permission, or if your plans fall into permitted development before applying.
Planning applications are decided in line with the development plan unless there are very good reasons not to do so. Points that will be looked at include the following:
- Number, size, layout, siting and external appearance of buildings
- Proposed means of access, landscaping and impact on the neighbourhood
- Availability of infrastructure, such as roads and water supply
- Proposed use of the development