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. Permitted development rights for householders: technical guidance
  2. When is permission required?
  3. Preventing and resolving disputes in relation to party walls
  4. Fire safety: Approved Document B
  5. Tree Preservation Orders and trees in conservation areas
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News and communications

  1. Membership of the Planning Taskforce
  2. Building safety: letter to Chair of the Industry Safety Steering Group (22 July 2020)
  3. £1.3 billion investment to deliver homes, infrastructure and jobs
  4. Help to Buy scheme extended
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Research and statistics

  1. Section 106 planning obligations and the Community Infrastructure Levy in England, 2018 to 2019: report of study
  2. Energy Performance of Buildings Certificates in England and Wales: April to June 2020
  3. Live tables on Energy Performance of Buildings Certificates
  4. Live tables on planning application statistics
  5. Historical and discontinued planning live tables
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Changes to the current planning system
  2. Planning for the future
  3. Transparency and competition: a call for evidence on data on land control
  4. Climate Change Agreements scheme extension and reforms for any future scheme
  5. Draft Building Safety Bill
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

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