Do I need planning permission?
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.
Adur and Worthing Councils encourage applicants and agents to hold pre-application discussion with the Planning (Development Management ) section. This approach identifies additional information that may be required and provides advice early if a proposal cannot be supported.
It gives the opportunity for amendment at an earlier stage, prior to publicising the application, and avoids delays caused by having to re-publicise as well as reducing the possibility of an eventual refusal.
Getting advice from the Duty Planning Officer
The Duty Planning Officer for Planning enquiries (e.g. planning applications, pre-application enquiries and information regarding planning) is available on from Monday to Friday - between 10:00am and 4:00pm and can be contacted by contacting Planning (Development Management).
If you call outside of these hours your details and query will be taken for the Duty Planning Officer to call you back when they are available.
If you cannot make these times or need to have detailed discussions with a Planning Officer about a proposal, it is easy to make an appointment when contacting us.
Please provide us with as much information as possible for clearer and detailed advice. Alternatively, please complete a householder enquiry form and return to us for further assistance:
Adur & Worthing Councils,
44 Richmond Road,