This is usually the first question we are asked when someone wants to carry out development work at their property. Some works do not need planning permission and can be carried out under the Permitted Development Rights.
From 1st October 2008 new regulations were introduced that affect householders and what can be built without needing planning permission. We have produced guidance notes broken down into different types of development work. Use the guides to check whether your proposal will or will not require planning permission:
There are a set of interactive houses on the Planning Portal website that also give advice:
We advise that you always check with us that the proposal is permitted development. For a formal confirmation you should apply for a Certificate of Lawful Proposed Use or Development. This certificate is not a planning application, there is no requirement for us to consult the public, however we strongly advise you to talk to your neighbours about the proposal.
The Development Control Team in Derby:
Investigates breaches of planning legislation through the Enforcement Team of:
Development Control does not control how a building is constructed. Contact our Building Consultancy team that covers this, and they will help and advise you with the regulations on building construction.
Are you still unsure if you need permission or want general planning advice? We have a duty officer available Monday to Wednesday between 10.00am and 4.00pm. Contact the duty officer.
Appointments are limited to 20 minutes for each property and can be booked up to one month in advance.
The advice given will be objective, on the basis of the information available at the time. This might include information about relevant planning policies or standards and previous decisions. If you want to see the duty officer about a proposal, we suggest that, before your appointment you should, put your ideas on paper. Extensive plans are not required at this stage. We will then be able to interpret your ideas and suggest possible alterations.
We have two services available to search for planning applications within Derby.
Announcement – please be advised the interactive map is currently unavailable, we will be launching a new GIS Web Portal soon. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.
There are two ways to submit a planning application:
How we deal with planning applications
To view the Planning Appeals Register please use our eplanning service