Whether you’re doubling the size of your house or creating something as small as a porch, all building work in your home requires planning permission. Fortunately, for those opting for a modest construction, that permission might already pre-exist through Permitted Development (PD).
This is the right to develop your home within certain parameters without the need to go through the planning application process. Your local authority can tell you if your project falls under PD. If not, then planning permission for your extension will have to be applied for.
There are a vast number of conditions your project will have to meet in order to not require applying for planning permission, here are just a few of them:
Whether you need planning permission or not is not a question which can be answered quickly. There are many different terms and conditions which need to be met. It will take time and consideration to inspect your current property and extension plans to work out if it is eligible to be built without applying.