Are You Planning to Extend or Carry Out Work to Your Home?
Below are a set of self assessment forms which we have developed for you to assess whether you require planning permission for your proposed development.
If you answer "YES" to any questions or do not comply with any conditions then you will need to submit a planning application this can be submitted on-line through the Planning Portal.
If you want written confirmation that Planning permission is not required then you will need to submit a Certificate of Lawful Proposed Development.
Technical Guidance (PDF Document, 0.24 Mb)
You should complete a Self Assessment Form even if you are replacing an extension or outbuilding and base your answers on the proposed works regardless of the extent of the building is being removed.
You may also require Building Regulations Consent for the works you are proposing please refer to our Building Work Self Assessment forms for further guidance
Problems can occur if you do any work without permission when it is required, so please ensure you answer the questions on the self assessment correctly.
Note: The "Word" versions can be completed on screen then printed or returned electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org to enable us to record the self assessment details. The hyperlinks to relevant information only work in the PDF version and not in "Word Forms", we apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause.
ATTACHED to the dwelling - includes conservatories, garages etc. and alterations to include windows, verandas, balconies etc.
- Self Assessment Form a Electronic May 2013 (Word Document, 0.24 Mb)
- Self Assessment Form a May 2013 (PDF Document, 0.11 Mb)
You may find your proposal requires a Prior Notification to be submitted for consideration prior to commencing work. Please use our Prior Notification Householder Development Form (PDF Document, 0.18 Mb) to ensure you provided the Council with all the necessary information.
Includes sheds, greenhouses and garages as well as other ancillary garden buildings such as swimming pools, ponds, sauna cabins, kennels, enclosures (including tennis courts) and containers for domestic heating etc.
- Self Assessment Form B Electronic (Word Document, 0.23 Mb)
- Self Assessment Form B (PDF Document, 0.14 Mb)C - Porch
C - Porch
On an external door of a house.
- Self Assessment Form C - Electronic Do I Need Planning Permission? (Word Document, 0.2 Mb)
- Self Assessment Form C (PDF Document, 0.14 Mb)
Includes additions or alterations to a roof including dormers, roof extensions, roof lights, reroofing etc.
- Self Assessment Form D - Electronic Do I Need Planning Permission? (Word Document, 0.23 Mb)
- Self Assessment Form D (PDF Document, 0.1 Mb)
- Self Assessment Form E - Electronic Do I Need Planning Permission? (Word Document, 0.2 Mb)
- Self Assessment Form E (PDF Document, 0.14 Mb)
Drives, hardstandings, walls, fences, gates, access, dropped kerbs, etc.
- Self Assessment Form F - Electronic Do I Need Planning Permission? (Word Document, 0.24 Mb)
- Self Assessment Form F (PDF Document, 0.16 Mb)
Roof, wall mounted or freestanding solar equipment, wind turbines and heat pumps.
Refer to legislation that came into effect on the 1st December 2011.
If you require a formal decision as to whether a use or development, proposed or existing is lawful then you should submit an application for a certificate of Lawful Development. (fee £75.00) Further guidance is available Lawful Development Certificates - A User's Guide from Communities and Local Government and an application can be submitted on-line through the Planning Portal. Downloadable forms are also available to complete.
If you find you need to submit an application this can be submitted on-line through the Planning Portal.
Flyposting’ these are adverts that normally require consent to be displayed. –Advertisement Consent. The Council can take action to get the posters removed but the law in this respect is complex. If the posters do not identify who is responsible for them the Council may ‘obliterate’ or remove them. Formal action is possible if the information on the persons responsible for the display of the poster is available. The Council’s Enviro-team can issue fixed penalties if they are able to apprehend anyone in the process of displaying posters.
Fly posting is not normally considered an acceptable form of advertising. Illegal advertisers can be prosecuted and this can be dealt with in the Courts when it is considered expedient to do so
We will be happy to discuss your query over the telephone or you can submit your query online and we will investigate it further. Sometimes we will be able to answer your questions immediately. All complaints must be submitted in writing and all details will be kept confidential. However where an issue is an emergency such as works to a listed Building or Protected tree we will respond as a matter of urgency. Your contact details are important in order that we can keep you up to date with any investigation.
Some works are classed as 'permitted development'
Planning rules are decided by the central Government and are complicated. Not all building works need planning permission. For instance, garages, walls, small extensions, etc., may be exempt. Running a business from home does not always need permission.
If we find that the work does not need planning permission, then the planning service cannot take any action. Other Council services may be able to help. The enforcement officer dealing with your case will refer you to another department if they feel it would assist you. Sometimes, advice from a solicitor or Citizens' Advice Bureau might be of help to you.
We will write to you as soon as possible telling you whether planning permission is needed. If it is not, we will tell you why.
Yes. Again depending on the level of storage taking place there is action available to the Council to control untidy land. Action through the planning process however should be a last resort, there may be other legislation available to tackle issues such as this through Environmental Health or the Enviro Team who have action available under the Building Act or the Anti - Social Behaviour Act. We work together with these teams where our responsibilities cross and so we will discuss the issue with you and advise which Department would be best to assist you in these circumstances.
Last updated: Wed 12th February, 2014 @ 15:16