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Planning - guidance for business

Do I need permission?

Certain types of works can be carried out without requiring planning permission (subject to certain criteria); this is known as permitted development. The guidance below indicates when, in general, an application for permission will or will not be required.

The Planning Portal common projects section contains a list of over 30 tailored guides, including:

The construction of new premises nearly always needs an application for planning permission.

For any other changes please contact us for advice. Phone 01352 703331 or email

What else should I consider?

Apply for planning permission

Apply online, download forms, view fees and advice on what to include