Warehouses and industrial buildings

Planning Permission

The construction of new premises nearly always needs an application for planning permission. The development plan for your area will give you some indication of whether your proposal is likely to be acceptable, so it is worth talking to your local planning authority before submitting an application.

Minor extensions to industrial buildings and warehouses, including putting up additional buildings within the curtilage, may not require planning permission.

Planning permission will not normally be required if your extension is:
  • Less than 1,000 square metres of floor space, and
  • Less than 25 per cent of the volume of the original building, and
  • Below the height of the original building

If you are extending or altering a listed building or a building in a conservation area, you may require planning permission as well as listed building and conservation area consent before you proceed with any works.

Disclaimer - Wales

This is an introductory guide and is not a definitive source of legal information. This guidance relates to the planning regime for Wales. Policy in England may differ. If in doubt contact your Local Planning Authority.

Read the full disclaimer here.