Do I need planning permission to build?
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. 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:
Changes to Permitted Development Rights 2013:
On the 30th May 2013 The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) (England) Order 2013 comes into force. This amendment introduces a number of temporary relaxations and/or new procedures for householder extensions, schools, changes of use, extensions to commercial premises, and the removal of prior approval for telecommunications apparatus in conservation areas.
For Householder extensions the new legislation relates to large single storey rear extensions:
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 10.00am to 4.00pm on an appointment basis. Contact Developement Control to make an appointment.
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.
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