Do you need planning permission or advice?

Get advice on the planning system, how to make a planning application, questions regarding charges or follow up an existing application by calling us on 020 8359 3000 and selecting the relevant option.

Planning Permission is a way of asking us if you can start a piece of building work. We will either refuse or grant you permission.

You might need planning permission if you want to:

  • build something new
  • make a major change to your building; building an extension
  • change the use of your building

There are different rules depending on what you want to do.

The planning portal has a list of rules for common building work projects for the home.

Our interactive tool helps you find out if you will need planning permission for the work you want to do.

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