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Planning Permission

Planning permission is not generally required for installing or replacing electrical circuits. However, if you live in a listed building you are advised to contact your local planning authority before carrying out any work.

Installation or altering of electrical equipment must conform to the details set out in Approved Document P (Electrics). Find out more about the building regulations by using the links on the left.


Further information

Competent Person Schemes (CPS) were introduced by the government to allow tradespeople to self-certify that their work complies with the Building Regulations. Visit the Competent Person's Register website1.


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Use our partner directories from CIAT, FMB, RIBA, or RTPI to find an chartered architectural technologist, builder, architect or planning consultant to help with your project or development.

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Useful links

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    1. https://www.competentperson.co.uk/

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    The Planning Portal is delivered by PortalPlanQuest Limited which is a joint venture between TerraQuest Solutions Limited and the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC). All content © 2024 Planning Portal.