Permitted development

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  2. 2. Lawful Development Certificate
  3. 3. General Permitted Development Order (GPDO) and Use Classes (Amendment) Order

In certain circumstances, you can carry out minor extensions and alterations to your property without the need to apply for planning permission. This is known as permitted development.

Permitted development only applies to houses and bungalows. Planning permission will be required for extensions and alterations to flats, maisonettes, mobile homes or residential caravans.

There are various interactive guides on the national Planning Portal providing guidance on permitted development: 

Permitted development rights restricted or removed

If you live in a property built since the 1970s, it is possible that permitted development rights were restricted or removed by condition on the original planning consent. We will be able to confirm if this is the case.

Restrictions on permitted development may also apply if the property is listed, within a conservation area or an area of outstanding natural beauty.