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. 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

  3. 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

  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. Preventing and resolving disputes in relation to party walls
  5. Tree Preservation Orders and trees in conservation areas
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News and communications

  1. Recovered appeal: land north and south of Flitch Way, Pods Brook Road, Braintree, Essex (ref: 3197293 - 13 June 2019)
  2. Called-in decision: land at Earl Road, Handforth Dean, Cheshire (refs: 3179605 and 3179609 - 12 June 2019)
  3. Recovered appeal: land off Earl Road/Epsom Avenue, Handforth, Cheshire (ref: 3155191 - 12 June 2019)
  4. Southampton to London Pipeline Project application
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Research and statistics

  1. Building Safety Programme: monthly data release - May 2019
  2. Land use change statistics 2017 to 2018
  3. Live tables on land use change statistics
  4. Live tables on land use
  5. Land use in England, 2017
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Changing Places toilets
  2. Building a safer future: proposals for reform of the building safety regulatory system
  3. Developer contributions reform: technical consultation
  4. Land use change statistics: proposed changes
  5. Housing Infrastructure Fund
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Planning Inspectorate spending over £250: April 2019
  2. Register of Planning Inspectorate Board Member Interests
  3. Planning Inspectorate spending over £250: March 2019
  4. Planning Inspectorate spending over £250: February 2019
  5. Planning Inspectorate spending over £250: May 2017
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