Planning permission is something that can be daunting to many people. As a property owner, you have a responsibility to ensure that any building work carried out on your behalf complies with the relevant rules and regulations.
Planning permission should be granted before any work is actually carried out. Some works are exempt from planning permission. However if you live in a Conservation Area, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty or a World Heritage Site you will definitely need planning permission for any works. If you live in a listed building you will need to check first if you need permission to make any improvements.
To find out more about planning permission you can download our guide by clicking on the link below. In addition, you can visit the Planning Portal website.