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To find out if you need planning permission for your proposed changes please use the links to the left of this page.
Certain minor changes to a house do not need planning permission. Such works are called permitted development - house extensions but you should always check whether you need permission before starting any work.
There are other types of permitted development for change of use.
Whether or not your building project needs planning permission you will still need to comply with Building Regulations. For more information and advice see our Building control section or go to the Gov.UK website.
There may also be other kinds of consent that you need to get from us before you start work. You are therefore advised to check what other restrictions there are, and what other approvals may be needed before starting work.
The demolition of buildings is considered a 'development' and demolition of the following type of buildings are treated the same as residential buildings:
Permitted development rights for such developments apply but an application needs to be submitted to check whether our prior approval is required for the method of demolition. See the Planning Portal demolition page for more information and to apply online.
If you are doing or having construction and building work carried out, you will have health and safety responsibilities to consider before starting work.
Anyone carrying out work on your behalf (such as designers or contractors) have obligations under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 and may need to notify the Health and Safety Executive of certain works.
For more information see Health and Safety Executive - What you need to know if you are doing or having construction and building work carried out.
If you require help with something in this section, please contact us.