COVID-19: in light of the current situation, there are some changes to our planning and building services.
We won't hold any face to face meetings right now. All planning discussions will either take place over the phone or by email. We're able to hold conference calls if there are several participants.
If a site visit is required:
We'll continue to monitor the situation closely, carefully and frequently and update this website if anything changes.
View the status of, object to, and comment on planning
applications, decisions and appeals. Register to get updates as an application or appeal progresses. Also view building
You can make certain minor changes to your house without needing to apply for planning permission. These are called 'permitted development rights'.
Make a building regulations application.
Find out if you need permission, what sort, and how to
To help you with your planning application you can contact us
for pre-application discussions.
Notify us at certain stages of the building work so
we can inspect the work to check it complies before you continue
How to apply for listed building consent and planning permission in conservation areas.
Approved documents and simple guides to help you meet building regulations.
A step-by-step guide to the process after an application has
Sometimes work is started without relevant permission or
consent. We can investigate these cases and take action where clear
harm is being caused.
Find out how to appeal against a planning decision and take part
in the appeal process.
Make an application and read about what you'll need to
If you think a building is dangerous report it and find out what
Information on local planning policies and
Apply for works to a tree or search for tree preservation
Self or custom build is where you're directly involved in organising the design and construction of your new property
Find suitable brownfield sites that are available for development.
Find out about the improvements we're making to the borough.
10 February 2020 - 28 June 2020
Visitors to Rochdale can enjoy 2 dinosaur adventures as part of their visit and they're both free.
04 April 2020
Star chefs cooking live, food and drink village, workshops, music, bars, stalls and family entertainment in the spectacular setting of Rochdale Town Hall.
April to September 2020
One of Greater Manchester’s most popular outdoor car boot events.