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Planning permission


Householder Development

We provide a service which informs you whether you need planning permission to alter or extend your property depending on the size and position of what you want to do.

Permitted development rights

These rights allow you to carry limited types of development to your house without the need to make an application to your Local Planning Authority. You should be aware that the permitted development rights which apply to many common projects for houses do not apply to flats, maisonettes, or other
buildings.

For general advice on permitted development, the planning portal offers an interactive tool and mini guides to common projects.

in some areas, known generally as ‘designated areas’, permitted development rights are more restricted. If you live in a Conservation Area, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty or your property is a Listed Building you will need to apply for planning permission for certain types of works which do not need an application in other areas.

Withdrawn permitted development rights

In some instances, we may have removed some of your permitted development rights by issuing an Article 4 Direction. This will mean that you have to submit a planning application for work which normally does not need one.

Article 4 Directions are made when the character of an area of acknowledged importance would be threatened. They are lost common in Conservation Areas.

Submission

To find out if planning permission is required for your proposal, you can complete and submit a do I need planning permission – householder development (Word, 120KB) form, accompanied
by a service charge of £42 (including VAT).

For details on submission of documents and payment of fee, please refer to the form above.

Response

Once your application has been submitted, an officer will assess your proposal and provide written, informal advice. This response will inform you as to whether planning permission is required and whether we are likely to support your proposal.

Non-Domestic Development

We provide a service which informs you whether you need planning permission for any development/works which do not relate to an existing residential property.

Submission

To find out whether planning permission is required for your proposal, you can complete and submit a do I need planning permission – non domestic development (Word, 66KB) form, accompanied by a service charge of £42 (including VAT).

For details on submission of documents and payment of fee, please refer to the form above.

Response

Once your application has been submitted, an officer will assess your proposal and provide written, informal advice. This response will only confirm as to whether planning permission is required or not. For further advice, we provide a pre-application advice service.


Related content

Permitted development FAQ

NEL Planning Service – Householder Guidance Notes (Word, 35KB)

Pre-application advice guidance notes  – non domestic (PDF, 124KB)

Contact details

Development Management Services – Planning, New Oxford House, 2 George Street, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, DN31 1HB

Email: planning@nelincs.gov.uk

Telephone: 01472 326289 option 1

Opening times: By appointment only