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Do I Need Planning Permission?

The Planning Portal offers a wide range of services and guidance on the planning system in England and Wales.

Find out if you need planning permission using The Planning Portal online now:

The key benefits of The Planning Portal are;

  • You can find out if you need planning permission before you start your project.
  • You can fully submit and pay for your planning application online.
  • Interactive information and mini-guides for common projects. 
  • You can complete applications in your own time, the portal allows you to stop and come back to your application at another time.  

If you need written confirmation that your proposal does not need planning permission then you should apply for a Lawful Development Certification.