What is Planning permission?
Planning permission is a consent granted by your local council in order for changes to be made to the local environment. It ensures that everyone adheres to the same criteria when constructing new buildings, making major changes to existing buildings or to the local environment. Without a planning system everyone could construct buildings or use land in any way they wanted, no matter what effect this would have on other people who live and work in their area.
When do I need Planning permission?
Planning permission is required for most new buildings or major changes to existing buildings or to the local environment. For smaller changes permitted development may be an option.
Planning permission help?
If you are unsure as to whether or not you need planning permission or would like to go ahead with a planning application contact DOVE for help with your project.
DOVE architecture are a RIBA chartered architects practice who specialise in residential planning applications.
Your local planning authority is responsible for deciding whether a development – anything from an extension on a house to a new shopping centre – should go ahead. Find your local planning authority.
For more detailed information visit Planning Portal