Do you need permission?

Find out whether your home improvement or large scale commercial project needs planning permission or building regulations approval. Use our common projects and interactive guides to find out about permitted development limits or explore our in-depth guidance to understand about what you need to consider at each stage of your project.

Home improvement projects

Do you want to create more space in your home, make it more energy efficient or perhaps you are looking to self-build? Whether your project is large or small the Planning Portal's common projects and interactive guidance can help you to plan and take the next steps to begin your building work.

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Commercial or residential developments

Whether you are planning a large scale commercial project, submitting an application on behalf of a client or changing the use of a building, our comprehensive guidance about planning and building regulations can help you to remain compliant throughout the projects life-cycle, helping you through to completion on time and in budget.

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