When is planning permission required?
COVID 19 - DEVELOPMENT SERVICES: SITE VISITS UPDATEStroud District Council Planners will be resuming site visits from Monday 8th June. Please bear with us as we have a significant backlog of site visits to undertake.
The introduction of site visits will be in phases, the first being sites that can be visited without entering a building.
Please read the full update under Coronavirus.
If you want to build an extension to your property or do other work to your home, or if you want to expand your business or change the use of your premises, you may need to apply for planning permission.
Some minor alterations and extensions such as conservatories, particularly to houses, can often be carried out without the need for planning permission. This is known as permitted development.
Development permitted under General Consent, including permitted development can also be liable for Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) . There is a schedule of CIL Liable development and specific forms that need to be submitted if your General Consent or permitted development is CIL Liable.
Planning Portal - How to find out if you need planning permission
You can use the interactive house and guides on the Planning Portal website to see if you are likely to require planning permission.
Constraints on your property
Search online for basic constraints (conservation area, area of outstanding natural beauty, article 4s or flood zone) on the dwelling. Please note this does not include listed buildings, these can be searched at Historic England.
Have permitted development rights been removed from your property?
Permitted development rights can be removed from a site either with an Article 4 direction or by condition in your planning history. To find out whether your permitted development rights have been removed or limited by condition you can use our search function system to search the planning history.
Many adverts can be erected without requiring express consent, this depends on certain criteria.
If you wish for written advice from the local planning authority please use the pre-application advice service.
Dropping kerbs, accesses and creating a hard standing
If you wish to drop a kerb or create/alter an access you will need to contact Gloucestershire Highways.