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Requirements for planning permission and Building Regulations approval

There are some changes that you can make to your home without having to get permission as long as the work does not affect the external appearance of the building. This called ‘Permitted Development’. Outside these rights you will find that the majority of building work requires you to have Planning Permission and/or Buildings Regulations approval prior to starting the work.

In this chapter:

•    all measurements are taken externally.

•    designated areas include:

    Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty;

    Conservation Areas;

    National ...

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