Certificate of Existing or Proposed Lawful Use or Development
Lawful Development Certificate
To find out if a proposal requires planning permission or can be carried out under permitted development, or that an existing or proposed use of a building is lawful, you can apply for a Certificate of Lawful Use or Development (either existing or proposed).
The Council will issue a certificate if it is satisfied that a particular use or development is lawful based on the evidence provided – planning merits are not considered.
Find out more about Lawful Development Certificates on the planning portal Certificate of Existing or Proposed Lawful Use or Development
For more information regarding forms and fees please go to our Planning application forms, checklists and fees page.
Last Updated: 5 October 2020