What to do next
Have you tested your proposed project against the permitted development limits and conditions? Use the links below to explore our guidance.
- Find out more about permitted development.
- Explore our interactive house1.
- Read our getting started pages.
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 (https://www.planningportal.co.uk/permission/what-to-do-next/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 (https://www.planningportal.co.uk/permission/what-to-do-next/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 (https://www.planningportal.co.uk/permission/what-to-do-next/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 professional (https://www.planningportal.co.uk/planning/planning-applications/find-a-trade-professional)Find a professional
Make an application (https://www.planningportal.co.uk/app/applications)Make an application
Planning consultancy calculator (https://www.planningportal.co.uk/permission/home-improvement/planning-consultancy-calculator)Planning consultancy calculator