Skip to content

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.

    Applications heart icon

    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.

        Explore our guidance
        Planning permission icon

        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 to deliver on time and in budget.

            Explore our guidance
            Clipboard confirmed trowel icon

            Common projects

            Use our guides or the links in our common projects table to find guidance on the building work you have in mind.


                Explore common projects
                Mobile interaction icon

                Interactive guides

                Our guides provide visual clarification of the permitted development rules for specific projects.



                    Interactive and mini guides
                    Single document green icon

                    Your responsibilities

                    Learn about considerations before you start work and other permissions you may require.



                        Find out more
                        Process flow icon

                        What to do next

                        Browse our guidance covering lawful development certificates and other permissions you may require before you start building work.

                            Explore

                            The Planning Portal is delivered by PortalPlanQuest Limited which is a joint venture between TerraQuest Solutions Limited and the Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities. All content © 2022 Planning Portal.

                            The Planning Portal is delivered by PortalPlanQuest Limited which is a joint venture between TerraQuest Solutions Limited and the Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities. All content © 2022 Planning Portal.