When assessing the viability of a project there are a number of things that you should consider. You may be required to carry out an environmental impact assessment (EIA). Certain elements of the project might be within permitted development limits, this includes change of use and demolition. You may also require other permissions, especially if your project is in a conservation area or you are working with listed buildings. The sections below provide information and more details on each of these topics.
Environmental impact assessments
Find out about the environmental impact of a project and what needs to be included in an environmental impact assessment.
Learn about the details of permitted development rights and when these rights are removed by an Article 4 direction.
Filter through our list of common projects to find guidance bout permitted development and building regulations for common building works.
Other permissions you may require
Find out about other consents including permission for conservation areas, listed buildings and flood defence consents.