Planning permission is not required for alterations to the external walls of a house substantially built after 1900 provided it is not a protected monument or protected building and is not within a conservation area.
Works that are exempt are:
- Removing render or re-cladding in natural stone or wood
This exemption does not include:
- A flat or maisonette or a building containing one or more flats or maisonettes, or
- Any building which was originally constructed, adapted for use or is used, as self-contained self catering holiday accommodation
This exemption does not apply to a Protected Monument or Protected Building.
This work is not exempt under building regulations and an application for a licence under the building regulations will be required.
Download the full exemption information sheet (including diagrams) from the downloads section.