Stuff you need to know
The following information is very important and you should be aware of your responsibilities as a home owner.
Planning permission is formally granted permission from your local council that allows for the erection or alteration of buildings or other structural developments. Planning permission decisions are focused on whether development is permitted or not, taking into account the appearance of buildings, the immediate impact on neighbours and the potential impact on the wider environment and community.
What are building regs?
Building Regulations are a set of minimum standards for the design, construction and alteration to buildings in the UK. Any project you undertake must adhere to Building Regulations, thus ensuring buildings are safe, structurally sound, water and energy efficient. On this link to the Planning Portal website you’ll find Building Regulations guidance for many common building projects.