Permitted Development Rights
You can make certain types of minor changes to your house without needing to apply for planning permission. These are called "permitted development rights". They derive from a general planning permission granted not by the local authority but by Parliament. Bear in mind that the permitted development rights which apply to many common projects for houses do not apply to flats, maisonettes or other buildings.
Permitted Development rights may be withdrawn in some areas or in relation to a specific property. Whether your property is affected by such a withdrawal can be checked using our Planning Constraints maps with can be accessed using the link below:
Access the Planning Constraint Maps
For a link to the Planning Portal guide on permitted development rights please following the link below:
Planning Portal Guide to Permitted Development Rights
If you are interested in starting a formal enforcement enquiry please click here