Listed and Conservation
Garages / Garden Rooms
You can make certain types of changes to
your house without needing to apply for planning
permission. These are called "permitted development
rights". They derive from a general planning permission
granted not by the local authority but by Parliament.
The permitted development rights which apply to many
common projects for houses do not apply to flats,
maisonettes or other buildings.
In some areas, known generally as 'designated areas',
permitted development rights are more restricted. If you
live in a Conservation Area, a National Park, an Area of
Outstanding Natural Beauty or the Broads, you will need
to apply for planning permission for certain types of
work which do not need an application in other areas.
There are also different requirements if the property is
a listed building