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Self Assessment Forms

Householder Development

Extending or Carrying Out Work to Your Home?

A set of Self Assessment forms have been developed for you to assess whether you require planning permission for your proposed development work.

Please ensure you answer the questions on the Self Assessment correctly, as problems can occur if you carry out any work without permission when it is required.

Before completing the Self Assessment please view our information and guidance on Extending or Altering Your Home and carrying out Work Outside Your House, or visit the Planning Portal and use their Visual Guides with step by step guidance.

You should complete a Self Assessment Form even if you are just replacing an extension or outbuilding and base your answers on the proposed works taking place (regardless of the extent of the building being removed).

If you answer "YES" to any questions or your proposal does not comply with all the specified conditions then you will need to submit a planning application.

If you want written confirmation that Planning permission is not required then you will need to submit a Certificate of Lawful Proposed Development.

Even if you do not require planning permission you may still require Building Regulations Consent for the works you are proposing, particularly where any structural works are involved.  

A - Extensions

ATTACHED to the dwelling - includes conservatories, garages etc. and alterations to include windows, verandas, balconies etc.

You may find your proposal requires a Prior Notification to be submitted for consideration prior to commencing work. Please use the Prior Approval of a Proposed Larger Home Extension form to ensure you provided the Council with all the necessary information.

B - Outbuildings

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.

C - Porches (on an external door of a house)

D - Roofs

Includes additions or alterations to a roof including dormers, roof extensions, roof lights, reroofing etc.

E - Chimneys, Flues, Soil, or Vent Pipes

F - Access, Hardstanding and Walls/Fencing

Drives, hardstandings, walls, fences, gates, access, dropped kerbs, etc.

Please note: You will require planning permission for any change of use from public open space land or amenity area (even if privately owned) to residential use (such as extending residential gardens or incorporation into the residential curtilage) and for erecting any fencing that facilitates such change of use.

G - Solar Equipment and Wind Turbines

Roof, wall mounted or freestanding solar equipment, wind turbines and heat pumps.

Refer to legislation that came into effect on the 1st December 2011.

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