Check if you need planning permission

Not all development requires planning permission as some development is allowed, this is called permitted development. Other development requires a prior notification application, this is known as prior approval.

There may also be local restrictions that can affect if permission is required, such as:

  • you live in a world heritage site
  • you live in a conservation area
  • you property is a listed building
  • the removal of permitted development rights as part of new development
  • an Article 4 Direction
  • further rights imposed to restrict development.

If you want to be certain that the existing use of a building is lawful for planning purposes or that your proposal does not require planning permission you can visit the Planning Portal and apply for a Lawful Development Certificate (LDC)

If you want to check if you are likely to get planning permission before you formally submit your application, you can apply to Telford & Wrekin Planning for pre-application advice.

View our pre-application advice to find out if you need planning permission


Useful information


Building regulation approval

Whether you need planning permission or not, you may require building regulation approval. If you apply for building regulations at the same time you submit an application for full planning you will save 15% off the building regulation fee.

View information about building regulations

Last updated: 01/06/2021 09:30

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