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Your options

Have you tested your proposed project against the permitted development limits and conditions? Use the links below to explore our guidance.

Once you have researched your project, it is time to decide on your next step. You have a number of options:

If you are completely sure your project is permitted development you can start your building work.

Read important advice before starting work


For proof that your building work is lawful you should apply for a lawful development certificate.

Read more about lawful development certificates


If your project does not qualify as permitted development you will need to submit a planning application.

Read more about planning applications

Find a Trade Professional

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.

Find a trade professional


Useful links

Make an application Project estimating service


Planning consultancy calculator Financing your project
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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.