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

Research and statistics

  1. Fire door testing: timber fire door test results
  2. Fire test report: MHCLG BS 8414 HPL
  3. Resistance to moisture in buildings
  4. Live tables on planning application statistics
  5. Building Safety Programme: monthly data release - June 2019
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Changing Places toilets
  2. Fire safety: clarification of statutory guidance (Approved Document B)
  3. National Policy Statement for geological disposal infrastructure
  4. Housing Infrastructure Fund
  5. Making better use of energy performance of buildings data: privacy impact assessment
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. The Planning Inspectorate annual report and accounts 2018/19
  2. Homes England Annual Report & Financial Statements 2018/19
  3. Environment Agency objections to planning on the basis of flood risk
  4. Planning Inspectorate spending over £250: May 2019
  5. Planning Inspectorate spending over £250: April 2019
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