Do I need permission?

The information below is designed to give you information and guidance on how to find out if you are likely to need planning permission.

You can find out whether your home improvement or large scale commercial project needs planning permission by using the Planning Portal for information on common projects. The Planning Portal Interactive Guides can help you to find out about permitted development limits. More detailed Technical Guidance on permitted development rights for householders has also been published by the government.

In some cases, “permitted development” rights can also be removed through conditions of earlier planning permissions on a property. The General Permitted Development Order 2015 provides more information on Permitted Development Rights in Parts 1 and 2 of Schedule 2.

There may be constraints affecting your property which could reduce or remove permitted development rights, for example if you are located in a Conservation Area an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) or your property is a listed building.

You can check whether a building is in a Conservation Area via our on line mapping system at Designations – Public Maps – Rother D.C. – WebGIS You can find out if a building is listed by visiting the Historic England website

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