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Householder permitted development rights: guidance - updated 2021

Published: 1 Apr 2021

Guidance explaining householder permitted development rights and what can be built without submitting a planning application.

Published:
1 Apr 2021
Householder permitted development rights: guidance - updated 2021

Developments can have a significant impact on a neighbourhood and the environment.

Submitting a planning application gives an opportunity for the proposed development to be considered in its local setting. However, considering applications for minor and uncontroversial developments is not an efficient way of regulating development.

Permitted development rights are granted so that many instances of small alterations and extensions can be carried out without the need to submit an application for planning permission.

The purpose of this document is to explain householder permitted development rights and therefore what can be built without submitting a planning application.

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