Planning circular 1/2024: householder permitted development rights

Guidance on householder permitted development rights (PDR). It explains what works people can carry out to alter or improve their home without an application for planning permission.


1. At the time of writing in May 2024

2. In terms of section 26(2)(a) of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997 (“the 1997 Act”) should the works to alter or replace an existing window only affect the interior of the building or would not materially affect the external appearance of the building those works would not for the purposes of the 1997 Act be taken to involve development



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