Planning and building


  1. Planning permission

    When you need planning permission, where to apply, what counts as permitted development and how to appeal a planning permission decision

  2. Search the register of planning decisions

    Check out how you can view proposed building plans or developments and object or comment on them through the local council

  3. Appeal or search for a planning decision or notice

    Search for an appeal against a planning decision or notice from your local planning authority, or start a new appeal

  4. Building regulations approval

    When you need building regs approval, how to apply, using a competent person scheme, and determinations and appeals

  5. Party walls and building work

    When and how to tell neighbours about building works on party walls, what to do if you've been notified of works, how to come to an agreement

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Fire safety: Approved Document B
  2. Permitted development rights for householders: technical guidance
  3. When is permission required?
  4. Access to and use of buildings: Approved Document M
  5. Preventing and resolving disputes in relation to party walls
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News and communications

  1. Activation of Bellwin Scheme and cash boost for Whaley Bridge
  2. Transforming UK construction: apply for funding
  3. M25 Junction 10/A3 Wisley interchange improvement - People interested in the proposal can register to give their views
  4. Recovered appeal: land at site of former North Worcestershire Golf Club Ltd, Hanging Lane, Birmingham (ref: 3192918 - 25 July 2019)
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Research and statistics

  1. Valuation Office Agency – Statistics at VOA
  2. Planning Inspectorate Appeals Data
  3. Building Safety Programme: monthly data release - July 2019
  4. Planning Inspectorate Statistics
  5. Energy Performance of Buildings Certificates in England and Wales: 2008 to June 2019
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Biodiversity net gain: updating planning requirements
  2. Changing Places toilets
  3. Housing Infrastructure Fund
  4. National flood and coastal erosion risk management strategy for England
  5. Making better use of energy performance of buildings data: privacy impact assessment
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Planning Inspectorate spending over £250: June 2019
  2. Natural England’s response times to planning consultations in England
  3. The Planning Inspectorate Strategic Plan 2019 - 2024
  4. The Planning Inspectorate annual report and accounts 2018/19
  5. Homes England Annual Report & Financial Statements 2018/19
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