Planning and Building Works
This section provides useful information on planning and building works. It explains how the planning system operates in England and Wales and how to get planning permission for your building works.
Apart from planning permission, it outlines the approvals you may need to get under the Building Regulations and other laws.
Even if you are not engaged in any building work, you will find interesting information on how to influence what gets built in your area. If you are concerned about the impact that big development projects may have on your local environment, you may find the section on Planning and the Environment helpful. Visit our latest planning news section and find out more about the Government's planning reforms.