Guidance Notes for Planning

Listed below are some downloadable leaflets on how the planning process works.

The Planning Portal also have a variety of different interactive guides which may also help provide advice. These can be accessed via the following links:

  • Useful Hints and Tips on how to submit an electronic application via the Planning Portal.
  • The Interactive House Guide an interactive semi-detached house for guidance on many common householder projects, including home microgeneration.
  • The Interactive Terrace for guidance relating to flats, shops and basements as well as many common householder projects.
  • The Extension mini-guide.
  • The Loft Conversion mini-guide.
  • The Porches mini-guide.
  • The Outbuildings mini guide.

Guidance, published in August 2010, is also available for Householders as to what is 'Permitted Development'. See our webpage on Permitted Development Rights for further details.