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. Pavement licences: draft guidance
  2. Permitted development rights for householders: technical guidance
  3. Preventing and resolving disputes in relation to party walls
  4. When is permission required?
  5. Fire safety: Approved Document B
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News and communications

  1. Called-in decision: land at 43/45 and 39/41 Notting Hill Gate and 161-237 (odd), Kensington Church Street, London (ref: 3225884 – 25 June 2020)
  2. Recovered appeal: land to the east of Newport Road and to the east and west of Cranfield Road, Woburn Sands (ref: 3169314 - 25 June 2020)
  3. Westferry Printworks: letters to HCLG Select Committee
  4. New plans to get Britain building in coronavirus recovery
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Research and statistics

  1. Northern Ireland planning statistics April 2019 - March 2020
  2. Residential planning permissions lapsing up to March 2021
  3. Residential planning permissions lapsing
  4. Building Safety Programme: monthly data release - May 2020
  5. Northern Ireland Housing Stock April 2020
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Sprinklers and other fire safety measures in new high-rise blocks of flats
  2. Energy Performance of Buildings: changes to The Energy Performance of Buildings Regulations 2012, No. 3118
  3. Climate Change Agreements scheme extension and reforms for any future scheme
  4. Review of the ban on the use of combustible materials in and on the external walls of buildings
  5. Housing Infrastructure Fund
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Planning Inspectorate spending over £250: May 2020
  2. Planning Inspectorate spending over £250: April 2020
  3. Environment Agency objections to planning on the basis of flood risk
  4. Planning Inspectorate spending over £250: March 2020
  5. Register of Planning Inspectorate Board Member Interests
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