Planning permission is the legal process of determining whether proposed developments should be permitted.
Responsibility for planning lies with local planning authorities (usually, the planning department of the district or borough council). The legislation, policy and guidance that underpins planning in England can be found on the government’s National Planning Practice Guidance website.
Other than permitted developments, (which are considered to have insignificant impact), all developments require planning permission.
The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 1995 sets out details for developments that might be permitted without requiring a planning application.
Failure to comply with The Town and Country Planning Order 1995 can result in a fine and/or an enforcement notice requiring rectification of the works.
Follow the link below to see if your building project needs approval.