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Summary of your rights and duties


Permitted development rights
In certain cases building work can be carried out without planning permission. Check with your local authority to see if your proposed building work falls under permitted development.
Right to have pre-discussions on your planning application with your LPA.
Guidance from your LPA
To receive guidance from your LPA on the planning application process.
Full and impartial determination
Right to a full and impartial determination of your planning application.
Processing of your planning application
To have your planning application processed and determined within eight (8) weeks. Note it may take 13 weeks for larger applications.
Right to appeal
Right to appeal to the secretary of state if your planning permission is refused or attached with conditions.


Find out what approvals are required before starting development work
Check with your local authority to see if planning permission is required for proposed building work. Also find out if other approvals are required (e.g. building, conservation or listed building consents) before you can start your development work.
Comply with planning law requirements.
Planning query
It is your duty to contact your LPA if you have a planning query.
Submit properly filled application
If you need to submit a planning application, fill it out properly and support it with all relevant documents. Failure to provide enough details may lead to delay in application process.
Fee payments
Pay the fees (if any) for your planning application.
Start work
If planning permission is granted, you must start work within the set time limit and make sure that the work complies with the permission requirements.

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