Do I Need Planning Permission? These 30 Projects Don't!

Do I need planning permission for a white brick rear house extension
(Image credit: Ollie Hammick c/o Amos Goldreich Architects)

'Do I need planning permission?' This is certainly one of the first questions you'll be asking yourself if you want to extend or renovate your home or garden. 

You'll be pleased to hear that not all projects require you to go down the full planning permission route, which can often save you time and money. Instead, you'll be able to carry out some works under Permitted Development (PD) which allows you to build up to a certain size and undertake a number of projects without planning.

Sally Tagg

Sally is a chartered town planner and an expert in all things planning permission. She has significant expertise, specialist knowledge and substantial experience when providing professional advice for self builders and custom builders seeking to build their own home and those who wish to refurbish and extend their properties.

She is Managing Director of Foxley Tagg Planning Ltd (which she formed in 2000), Executive Committee Member – National Custom & Self Build Association (NaCSBA) and a Board Member of the Right to Build Taskforce. Sally and her team are a regular presence in The Planning Clinic at the Homebuilding & Renovating Show.