Applying for planning permission can be stressful, but get to know the process with this beginner's guide and you'll be armed for whatever your application throws at you
Controversial new PD rights introduced last year were widely criticised and faced a legal challenge from campaigners
Find out how Permitted Development rights allow you to build up to a certain size without planning permission
Sarcastic comments were added as council workers mistakenly rejected planning applications — and the decisions are legally binding
Lawful Development Certificates are a useful tool to define whether you're eligible for Permitted Development or on the road to Planning Permission. Find out more
The new planning changes add clarity to the clauses self builders must meet to build in the countryside
The National Planning Policy Framework helps councils to make planning decisions, and it’s just undergone a major shake-up
Planning Hub What is retrospective planning and why might you need it? Planning consultant Simon Rix explains all
Building under Paragraph 79, sometimes called the Countryside Clause, is notoriously tricky, but these projects passed planning, each resulting in an amazing rural home
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