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Do I need planning permission?

You may need to apply for planning permission if you want to:

  • build an extension to your property or do other work to your home
  • expand your business or change the use of your premises

Some minor alterations and extensions can be carried out without planning permission, particularly to houses. This is known as permitted development.

Planning Portal has Planning interactive guides to help you establish if planning permission is required and/or building regulation approval.

If you would like an officer's informal decision on whether planning permission of listed building consent will be required, complete the 'do I need planning permission form' which can be found in the downloads section. Submit the form with the fee stated. A response is expected within 15 days.

More information on Permitted development rights

Permitted development rights

In some cases your permitted development rights may have been removed. This could be due to the fact that your property is listed, in a conservation area, or that the rights for a particular housing area have been removed.

If you are not sure always check with the local planning office who can confirm whether these rights have been removed from your property.

More information on Permitted development rights

Dropped kerb

Please note that all enquiries relating to dropped kerb applications are answered by the vehicle access team. Information about the process can be found on the Streets and street care.

To find out if permission is required please contact the vehicle access team on 01225 713352 or email vehicleaccess@wiltshire.co.uk.