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Pre-application advice


Before you start

Before making a planning application, check to see if you need planning permission and discuss your proposal

Do you need planning permission?

Many types of building work and some changes of use have already been granted planning permission by national legislation.

Don't forget that even if planning permission is not needed then Building Regulation consent may still well be.

Check Building Regulations


Get feedback

You will also want to discuss your proposal with those who could be affected by the build, including occupiers of adjoining property or representatives of the local community.

Take into account the views expressed when preparing your application, and include details of these consultations in an accompanying statement.