You can use our pre-application enquiry service or the Planning Portal to find out whether or not planning permission is required for your proposal
Our pre-application enquiry service is available to use by the general public, and the details can be found on the pre-application planning advice page.
Alternatively you can use the free self-service on the Planning Portal on the following websites:
- The Government Planning Portal website.
- Interactive House.
- Planning Portal Use Classes.
- Planning Portal – When permission is not required for Use Change.
It’s a good idea to use this service in the first instance as it contains general information and lots of free advice. It’s particularly helpful for finding out if you need to apply for planning permission before making changes to your property.