Still unsure if planning permission is required?
If you are in any way unsure whether the work you are proposing requires planning permission, speak to a planning officer. Do not begin work without correct permissions in place.
Why checking is important
- Retrospective planning applications cost more: If planning permission is required and you have commenced work without it, you will need to make a retrospective planning application. Retrospective applications are generally more expensive than ordinary planning applications because of the additional work involved.
- Retrospective planning applications cannot always be approved: If for some reason the work you have carried out is not acceptable under planning law, you may need to alter or in some cases remove the new development.
- Is your building protected: In most cases planning exemptions do not apply to protected buildings and an application for planning permission will be required. Go to 'Conserving the Built Environment' to find out if your building is protected.
To avoid these scenarios, arrange to speak to a Planning Officer or use our free pre-application enquiry service.
Applications under building regulations
Even if work is exempt under planning exemptions you may also need to apply for a licence under building regulations. Check with Building Control.
Environment DepartmentSir Charles Frossard House, St Peter Port, GY1 1FH, Channel Islands
Tel: +44 1481 717200 Fax: +44 1481 717099