Do I need planning permission?
The Town & Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) (Wales) Order 2013 came into effect on 30 September 2013. The Order, which only applies in Wales, amended Part 1 of Schedule 2 to the Town & Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 1995 and introduced some fundamental changes to the permitted development criteria i.e. alterations or building work that may be carried out without planning permission, for all householder development. The revised Order provides householders with greater flexibility to enable them to make a wider range of improvements and alterations to their homes without the need to apply for planning permission.
The Welsh Government has produced an easy to use guide to assist householders and provided technical guidance, which are available below:
Guide for householders
The Planning Portal also offers advice and has created interactive guides to advise householders when planning permission is required. These can be found at the following link (please ensure you change the page at the top right of the Planning Portal screen to 'Welsh Site'):
If you are still unsure if planning permission is required, you may email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with details of your proposal including sizes and location; however, there is a £25 fee for this service.