Do I need planning permission?

Do I need planning permission?

Note: Legislation allowing larger single-storey rear extensions to be built under permitted development rules has been laid before Parliament and came into force on 30th May 2013. The new size limits will be subject to a neighbour consultation scheme, work is to be completed by 30th May 2016. See neighbour consultation scheme guidance notes on the Planning Portal website

If you do not know if you need planning permission, please see the Planning Portal's guidance and interactive houses to determine whether the work you want to carry out requires planning permission.

If you need permission, please then move on to submit a planning application.

You may also require building consent.

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Pre-application advice

Householder enquiries

For householder enquiries where planning permission is required, we encourage you to complete the householder enquiry form below with as much information as possible so that we can give you clear and detailed advice. Alternatively, it is possible to speak to a member of the Development Management department between 10:00am and 4pm although except for the most straightforward queries, it is likely that we will require further information in writing. Enquiries can also be e-mailed to us using our contact details (to the right).

Non-householder enquiries

Adur & Worthing Councils do not currently charge for pre-application advice. In the first instance, enquiries should be sent in writing to the Development Management section using the contact details (to the right), providing as much information as possible. If a meeting is subsequently necessary, then the officer will make contact to arrange an appointment, otherwise a reply will be given in writing.

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