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Planning permission defined

Construction of new buildings and major changes to existing buildings or homes usually requires the owner or developer to obtain planning permission from the local authority. This planning system is designed to stop inappropriate and/or dangerous structures popping up over the British landscape.

Is planning permission needed?

If you are planning to develop a new building or construct a new home, you will need planning permission. Outbuildings and extensions on residential homes also often require planning permission; however, loft conversions and adding conservatories to a home may not require any planning permission.

Making an application

Planning permission can be applied for online. A Local Planning Authority (the Authority) will decide whether or not to grant planning permission. The decision will be based on the Authority’s development plan. It will take into consideration things such as:

  • the number, size, layout, siting and external appearance of buildings
  • the infrastructure available, eg roads and water supply
  • any landscaping needs
  • what you want to use the development for
  • how your development would affect the surrounding area, eg if it would create lots more traffic

If you fail to apply for planning permission, you could be made to return your home to its original state at your own cost.

Finding a planning solicitor

If your project is complex, or you are unsure whether or not you require planning permission, then use our website to find a planning law expert to assist you. Not only will you find the best planning law solicitors in your area, but past and present clients are encouraged to leave ratings and comments beside each law practice, based on the service and legal advice they received.

Start your search for the best planning law solicitor for you today.


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Michael A Horn Languages: French Address: Jollys Cottage, Harling Road, Norfolk, NR16 2SE, England Tel: 01953 718395 No reviews yet
A E Short Languages: English Address: 144 Bromley Road, Beckenham, Greater London, BR3 6PG, England Tel: 020 8301 2661 No reviews yet
Peter M Mcmurtrie Solicitor and Notary Public Languages: English Address: Walk Farm, Moorend Road, Chaceley, Gloucestershire, GL19 4NS, England Tel: 01452 840373 No reviews yet
Seddon Group Limited Languages: English Address: Plodder Lane, Bolton, Greater Manchester, BL4 0NN, England Tel: 01204 570400 No reviews yet
Richard Smith Languages: German Address: 23 Marsdon Way, Seaham, County Durham, SR7 7WX, England No reviews yet
Pms Planning and Environment Languages: English Address: 26 Bigwood Avenue, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 6FQ, England Tel: 01273 884984 No reviews yet
Fylde Borough Council Languages: English Address: Town Hall, Lytham Saint Annes, Lancashire, FY8 1LW, England Tel: 01253 658 506 No reviews yet
Coronation Power Limited Languages: English Address: Crown House, 108 Aldersgate Street, London, Greater London, EC1A 4JQ, England Tel: 0207 490 0669 No reviews yet
Ccw LLP Languages: English, French, German Address: 1 Rutland Square, Old Town, City of Edinburgh, EH1 2AS, Scotland Tel: 0845 22 33 001 No reviews yet
Edward Harris Solicitors Languages: English Address: Tredegar Fawr, Heol-ddu, Swansea, SA5 7LS, Wales Tel: 01792 7 72505 No reviews yet
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