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. 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. 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

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

  1. Approach to casework during the pre-election period
  2. Housing Minister announces new champion for modern housebuilding
  3. Called-in decision: land at Sun Lane and Ilkley Road, Burley-in-Wharfedale (ref: 3208020 - 5 November 2019)
  4. Recovered appeal: land at the Long Shoot, land north of Greendale Road, Nuneaton CV11 6EU (ref: 3217924 - 4 November 2019)
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Research and statistics

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

  1. Compulsory community pre-application consultation for shale gas development
  2. Permitted development for shale gas exploration
  3. ​Development corporation reform: technical consultation
  4. Housing Infrastructure Fund
  5. Thames Estuary 2050 Growth: government response to Commission
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Planning Inspectorate spending over £250: June 2019
  2. Register of Planning Inspectorate Board Member Interests
  3. Planning Inspectorate spending over £250: September 2019
  4. Planning Inspectorate spending over £250: August 2019
  5. Planning Inspectorate spending over £250: July 2019
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