Do I need planning permission?

Types of planning permission

For houses 

The Planning Portal's Visual Guide for Householders gives general advice on whether you need planning permission or not. However, it does not give specific advice relating to individual properties. 

Find out if you need planning permission by completing our Householder Permitted Development Enquiry Form
 
There is a fee of £35.00 which you need to pay when you submit the form. 

Planning for other developments

Pre-application advice

It's a really good idea to discuss your proposals with us before submitting a planning application.
 
Our Guide to the Development Management Process will give you a better understanding and answer any questions you may have.
 
We have a system of charges for pre-application advice. If your proposal is for a large scale development, read it for an explanation of the charges and how to pay. 

Non-householder developments

The Planning Portal gives information on all types of non-householder development, for example, taxi firms, new houses, offices and shops, and agricultural development. A range of guides are available:
To find out whether you need planning permission fill in one of the forms below:

Facts and guidance for small scale renewable energy projects including the requirement for planning permission.

Wind turbines

There is specific pre-application advice for wind turbine applications

Coal Authority Information

The Coal Authority has an interactive map viewer which shows information related to coal mining.

Building regulations

Even if you do not need planning permission you may need Building Regulations Approval.

Self/Custom Build

If you're interested in building or commissioning someone to build a home for you, you can register your interest in self/custom build.

Planning and Enforcement

Please leave a message on the answerphone and an officer will return your call as soon as possible. Messages are usually picked up twice a day.

Planning and Building Control,
Town Hall,
Market Street,
Nelson,
Lancs,
BB9 7LG

Tel: 01282 661333