Planning Portal

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Do You Need Permission

This is an introductory guide and is not a definitive source of legal information.

Planning Information

If you are in any doubt you should contact your local planning authority before undertaking any work.

Building Regulations

The Building Regulations content on the Planning Portal provides you with a practical level of guidance to enable you to better understand how the Building Regulations might impact on a building project you are doing or considering.

This is not a definitive interpretation of the Building Regulations. Unless you have a reasonable working knowledge of building construction it would be advisable before any work is started to obtain appropriate professional advice which is relevant to the building work you want to carry out (e.g. from an architect, a structural engineer, a building surveyor, a heating engineer or replacement window specialist) and to choose a registered builder, or a registered installer, to carry out the work.

General Disclaimer

We require all providers of information to ensure the accuracy and completeness of their information. For this reason, we provide the information without any representation or endorsement made and without warranty of any kind whether express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.

The information provided on or via this Portal is intended to be informative only and is provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis. We encourage you to exercise discretion while using this Portal and to seek independent advice. You acknowledge that any reliance upon any information obtained or received via the Portal shall be at your sole risk.

We do not warrant that the functions of the Portal will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that this Portal or the servers that make it available are free of viruses. In no event will we be liable for negligence (except for personal liability or death), any loss or damage including, without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damages whatsoever arising from use or loss of use of, data or profits arising out of or in connection with the use of the Portal.

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