Householder Permitted Development Rights: What you need to know

Government issues new technical guidance on Permitted Development Rights for Householders.

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Permitted development rights allow householders to improve and extend their homes, without the need to apply for planning permission, where that would be out of proportion with the impact of works to be carried out.

This technical guidance has been produced to help homeowners understand how they can exercise their rights to carry out development, while protecting the interests of their neighbours and the wider environment. It is designed to be used by anyone who wants to understand more about the detailed rules on householder permitted development and the terms used in those rules.

The guidance covers all classifications of development, such as extensions, conversions, additional buildings, external alterations, hard landscaping/surfaces, etc. If you are planning to make any changes to your home, then this is could be a valuable source of information.

For further information please visit the Government's Technical Guidance website