A planning application is used to build on land or change the use of buildings. Usual maintenance of existing buildings are commonly excluded from the need for planning permission, but anything considered ‘development’ must receive approval in accordance with UK Law.
The granting of permission is normally subject on the local borough or district council. They are usually open to pre-application consultation in order to clarify whether a proposal will require planning permission and, assuming that it does, the probability of such planning permission being granted.
Here is government information regarding planning applications & information for your local area
When you need it
You’ll probably need planning permission if you want to:
Building regulations are rules for design, construction and alterations to practically every building. The regulations are generated by the UK government and accepted by Parliament. ... You can apply to any local authority building control department or Approved Inspector for building regulations approval.
Here is the latest government information regarding building regulations.
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