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Apply for householder planning permission

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Do I need to apply for planning permission?

Not all work will require planning permission. You can check the ​Planning Portal to see what does and doesn't need planning permission. If your property is a listed building you must also apply for listed building consent. Planning permission may also be needed if your property lies within a conservation area.

Check ​if you need planning permission or building regulation approval​​.​

A​pply for planning permission

You need to apply for planning permission through the Planning Portal.

Apply for planning permission on the Planning Portal​​

Advice and charges

If you need to apply for planning permission and require some advice,​ contac​t us for pre-application planning ​advice and charges.

What to do if you don't need planning permission

You can apply for a certificate which is a legally binding document that protects all parties and can be relied upon when conducting property searches. There are 2 types of certificates:

  • Lawful Development C​ertificate (proposed) - confirms whether or not your proposal requires planning permission. 
  • Lawful Development Certificate (existing)  - confirms​  whether or not planning permission was required for work which has taken place.

Apply for a Lawful Development Certifica​​te


0300 303 8873

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Planning and Development
Number One Riverside
Smith Street
Rochdale OL16 1XU

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