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Planning Permission

You do not need to apply for planning permission for repairs, maintenance or minor improvements, such as painting your house.

If you live in a listed building, you will need listed building consent for any significant works whether internal or external.

If you live in a Conservation Area, a National Park, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty or the Broads, you will need to apply for planning permission before cladding the outside of your house with stone, artificial stone, pebble dash, render, timber, plastic or tiles.

Outside these areas, cladding may be carried out without having to first apply for planning permission provided the materials are of a similar appearance to those used in the construction of the house.

Build Aviator's estimating service can help you plan your project by providing an accurate cost of the proposed construction. Find out more.

Once costs have been estimated, the quick quote finance calculator from Selina Advance can take all of the hard work out of searching and securing the funds needed for your project.

You can contact your local planning authority for further advice. Use our local authority search tool to find their contact details.

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

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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 & Communities. All content © 2022 Planning Portal.