Do I need planning permission?
Find out if you need planning permission or building regulations for building work, household projects or find out about the new permitted development legislation for larger home extensions.
Larger home extensions
You can find out about new legislation which may allow some householders to build large single storey rear extensions without the need to obtain planning permission.
Free advice on your building project
You can find a full list of projects, case studies and mini-guides on the Do you need permission? page on the Planning Portal website. You can also use their 'interactive house' feature which gives advice about common building projects.
You will find guidance on whether you need planning permission or building regulations for common projects around from the following pages on the Planning Portal website:
- Flats and maisonettes
- Loft Conversion
- Adverts and signs
- Patios and Driveways
- Solar Panels
- Trees and Hedges
- Garage Conversion
- Wind Turbine
- Greener homes and micro-generation
Please find more information for agents and developers on our We offer free pre-application advice for developers page.
How to be sure you don't need planning permission
If you want to be sure you don't need planning permission, contact us using the contact details on this page. We will then confirm if you need permission or not.
If your proposal does require planning permission, an officer will explain the planning application process to you, then work with you if you want to apply.
As Rushmoor lies within 5km of the Thames Basin Heaths Special Protection Area, you may need planning consent for some developments that don't normally need it.
For more information, read our Permitted development - exceptions page.