Pre-application planning advice for householders
The Council no longer offer pre-application advice for householder developments.
Some alterations to a dwellinghouse or development within the curtilage of a dwellinghouse may be permitted development under The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 (As Amended).
To help decide if whether works may be permitted development or not, the following links may be useful:
Permitted development rights for householders: technical guidance on GOV.UK.
Lawful development certificate for proposed works
If you want to be certain that the works you want to carry out do not need planning permission, you can apply for a Lawful Development Certificate for Proposed Works. It is not compulsory but may be useful if you ever need to confirm that works are lawful under planning legislation.
To apply complete the Lawful Development Certificate for Proposed Works application form on the planning application forms and guidance web page.
Proposal that require planning permission
For proposals which require planning permission, a Householder application can be submitted.
To apply complete the Householder application for planning permission for works or extension to a dwelling on the planning application forms and guidance web page.