New permitted development allowances
From 30 May 2013 to 30 May 2016, some works may not need full planning permission, but you still need to tell us what you propose to do.
It is important that you submit the correct information. The forms below have been designed to help ensure that you provide us with the information we require. We recommend that you use the relevant form as this will speed up the process, although you can submit the same details by letter or email to email@example.com.
Please note these changes do not affect any consents necessary under the Building Regulations & Party Wall Act.
For more details on each of the following types of work see:
Notification of a Proposed Larger Home Extension - This notification can be used by a household to notify a local planning authority of the intention to use the permitted development rights to build a single-storey rear extension of greater than four metres up to eight metres for a detached house and greater than three metres up to six metres for any other type of house outside Article 1(5) land and sites of special scientific interest or Land within a National Park, an area of outstanding natural beauty, an area designated as a conservation area and land within World Heritage Sites.
Notification of a Proposed Change of Use to Dwelling(s) - Prior Approval of a Proposed Change of Use of Agricultural Building to a Dwellinghouse Development is not permitted where the proposed change of use would result in more than 3 dwellinghouses that have a cumulative floor space of more than 450 square metres being created within an “established agricultural unit” (which means agricultural land occupied as a unit for the purposes of agriculture on or before 20 March 2013, or for 10 years before the date the proposed development will begin). Development is not permitted where the building is listed or contains a scheduled monument, is located on Article 1(5) land, or in a site of specific scientific interest, a safety hazard area or military explosives storage area.
Notification of a Proposed Change of Use to Dwelling(s) – Prior Approval of a Proposed Change of Use of a building from Office (Use Class B1) Development is not permitted where the building is on Article 1(6a) land, is a Listed Building or Scheduled Ancient Monument, or is or forms part of a safety hazard area or military explosives storage area.
Prior Approval of Proposed Change of Use to State Funded School - Development is not permitted if this permission has been used for the building previously, or if the use of the building is sui generis, or if the building is a listed building or Scheduled Ancient Monument or is or forms part of a safety hazard area or military explosives storage area.
Prior Approval of Proposed Change of Use of Agricultural Building to a flexible use within Shops, Financial and Professional services, Restaurants and Cafes, Business, Storage or Distribution, Hotels, or Assembly or Leisure - Development is not permitted where the building exceeds 500 square metres or is a listed building or Scheduled Ancient Monument or is or forms part of a safety hazard area or military explosives storage area.
Additional change of use permitted development rights also apply from 30 May 2013: Please note that this is a guide only and it is for local planning authorities to determine, in the first instance, depending on the individual circumstances of each case, which use class a particular use falls into. Agricultural buildings under 500 square metres can change to a number of other uses (A1, A2, A3, B1, B8, C1 and D2). For buildings between 150 square metres and 500 square metres, prior approval (covering flooding, highways and transport impacts, and noise) is required. Premises in B1, C1, C2, C2A, D1 and D2 use classes can change use permanently to a state-funded school, subject to prior approval covering highways and transport impacts and noise. Premises in B1(a) office use can change to C3 residential use, subject to prior approval covering flooding, highways and transport issues and contamination. Buildings with A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, B1, D1 and D2 uses will be permitted to change use for a period of up two years to A1, A2, A3 and B1 uses.