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. Preventing and resolving disputes in relation to party walls
  4. When is permission required?
  5. Tree Preservation Orders and trees in conservation areas
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News and communications

  1. Inquiries Review Action Plan
  2. New garden community for Greater Exeter
  3. Notes on neighbourhood planning: edition 22
  4. New public buildings to have Changing Places toilets for severely disabled people
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Research and statistics

  1. Planning Inspectorate Appeals Data
  2. Planning Inspectorate Statistics
  3. Building Safety Programme: monthly data release - April 2019
  4. Impact of modern methods of construction on skills requirements for housing: research summary
  5. Energy Performance of Buildings Certificates in England and Wales: 2008 to March 2019
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Changing Places toilets
  2. Planning reform: supporting the high street and increasing the delivery of new homes
  3. Biodiversity net gain: updating planning requirements
  4. River basin planning: working together
  5. National flood and coastal erosion risk management strategy for England
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Planning Inspectorate spending over £250: March 2019
  2. Planning Inspectorate spending over £250: February 2019
  3. Planning Inspectorate spending over £250: May 2017
  4. Planning Inspectorate spending over £250: January 2019
  5. Planning Inspectorate spending over £250: December 2018
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