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 development1.
- Explore our interactive house2.
- Read our getting started pages3.
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 RIBA, FMB, or RTPI to find an architect, builder or planning consultant to help with your project or development.
Find a trade professional (https://www.planningportal.co.uk/planning/planning-applications/find-a-trade-professional)Find a trade professional
Make an application (https://1app.planningportal.co.uk/)Make an application
Project estimating service (https://www.planningportal.co.uk/permission/home-improvement/estimating-service)Project estimating service
Planning consultancy calculator (https://www.planningportal.co.uk/permission/home-improvement/planning-consultancy-calculator)Planning consultancy calculator
Financing your project (https://www.planningportal.co.uk/permission/home-improvement/quick-quote-finance-calculator)Financing your project