Planning permission guidance (homeowners)
Please check the Planning Portal website to find out whether you need planning permission.
Some alterations to your home might not need planning permission.
This is known as 'permitted development'.
It means you won't need planning permission for some works, as long as it is within certain limits and conditions.
- Dormer windows / roof alterations
- Hard surfaces / decking
- Fences, walls, railings or gates (known as boundary treatments)
- Solar panels
You should still check the Planning Portal website to find out whether you need permission before going ahead.