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. Building regulations approval

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

  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. 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

  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. National design guide
  3. When is permission required?
  4. Permitted development rights for householders: technical guidance
  5. Access to and use of buildings: Approved Document M
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News and communications

  1. South Oxfordshire Local Plan: holding Direction letter to council
  2. Government loans to build new schools alongside new homes
  3. Broxtowe Part Two Local Plan: letter to the council
  4. Drax Re-power station proposal granted development consent
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Research and statistics

  1. Building Safety Programme: monthly data release - September 2019
  2. House building: new build dwellings, England: April to June 2019
  3. Research into overheating in new homes
  4. Ventilation and indoor air quality in new homes
  5. Northern Ireland planning statistics April - June 2019
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Biodiversity net gain: updating planning requirements
  2. The Future Homes Standard: changes to Part L and Part F of the Building Regulations for new dwellings
  3. Sprinklers and other fire safety measures in new high-rise blocks of flats
  4. The Future Homes Standard consultation impact assessment
  5. Modern methods of construction: government response to the Select Committee report
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Register of Planning Inspectorate Board Member Interests
  2. Planning Inspectorate spending over £250: August 2019
  3. Planning Inspectorate spending over £250: July 2019
  4. Planning Inspectorate spending over £250: June 2019
  5. Natural England’s response times to planning consultations in England
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