Do I need planning permission?

Loft conversions

We should be able to tell you quickly and easily if you need planning permission for a loft conversion.

The best way for us to do this is to ask you a few simple questions through 'live chat'. To start a conversation about your loft conversion with one of our friendly advisors, click the button on the right of this page.*

*Live chat is usually available Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. When live chat is not available, you can find information about loft conversions at planning portal.

Other common projects

You can use planning portal to find out if you need planning permission for other common residential projects such as:

  • extensions
  • outbuildings
  • porches

Go to planning portal

Larger projects

Most building work, engineering work and use of land requires planning permission.

Planning guidance is available from planning portal, explaining whether or not developments need planning permission.

We provide get pre-application advice, but there is a charge for this service.

More information is available on this page.