Advice and Guidance

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When you want to make an application, you should read our planning application guidance. You will also need to take into account our planning policy and Local Development Framework.

It may also be useful to find out if your site is affected by any Heritage Assets or protected trees such as:

  • Conservation Area
  • Listed Building
  • Ancient Monument
  • protected trees, either by Tree Preservation Order or within a Conservation Area.

If you wish to build a new or make changes to an existing building, you will also need to contact Building Regulations.

Detailed guidance about the kinds of work for which you need to apply for planning permission, and those for which you do not, is available online from the Planning Portal.