Frequently asked questions

Do I need planning permission?

We have a vast amount of information on the Planning Portal to help you find out about planning permission and Building Regulations.

This information can be found in our common projects section which contains planning and building regulations guidance on over 50 common householder and smaller commercial projects.

Start your journey from the homepage and choose the yellow button ‘Do you need planning permission?’ From here you can navigate directly to the ‘common projects’ section and locate the project you want to find information about, or choose to explore our detailed homeowner project advice by choosing ‘Explore our guidance’.

Please be aware that the Planning Portal is only intended as a general overview to planning in England and Wales and not a definitive guide.

If any of the information provided is unclear or you would like to speak to someone regarding planning, you would need to contact your Local Planning Authority (LPA). You can find their contact details by using our local authority search tool.