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. Building regulations approval

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

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

  1. Abergelli Power Project granted development consent
  2. Notice of correction to Approved Document B 2019 edition: Circular 03/2019
  3. Developing affordable urban heat networks - apply for funding
  4. RESI Convention 2019
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Research and statistics

  1. Quality indicators: Taking Part survey
  2. Northern Ireland Planning Monitoring Framework 2018/19
  3. Building Safety Programme: monthly data release - August 2019
  4. Valuation Office Agency – Statistics at VOA
  5. Planning Inspectorate Appeals Data
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Sprinklers and other fire safety measures in new high-rise blocks of flats
  2. Technical review of Approved Document B of the building regulations: a call for evidence
  3. Proposed reforms to permitted development rights to support the deployment of 5G and extend mobile coverage
  4. Modern methods of construction: government response to the Select Committee report
  5. Housing Infrastructure Fund
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

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