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Find out if you need planning permission

How to find out if you need planning permission for your project

To find out if your home improvement or large scale commercial project needs planning permission or building regulations approval, you can use the interactive guides and in-depth guidance on the Planning Portal.

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FAQs

I live in a listed building - do I need planning permission?

Email us at planning@rutland.gov.uk - give as much information as you can, including:

  • a location plan
  • full address
  • details about your proposal

We'll enter this onto our database and get back to you within 20 working days - though this may take longer if we need to consult with other statutory services

I don't live in a listed building, but my home is in a conservation area. Do I need planning permission?

To answer this, you will need a Lawful Development Certificate.

The certificate will tell you if the work you'd like to do is lawful and will not need planning permission, or unlawful and will need planning permission.

You can apply online through the Planning Portal.

There is a fee - use the Planning Portal fee calculator to find out how much you'll need to pay or download their Guide to Fees for Planning Applications in England

I don't live in a listed building or conservation area. Do I need planning permission?

To answer this, you will need a Lawful Development Certificate.

The certificate will tell you if the work you'd like to do is lawful and will not need planning permission, or unlawful and will need planning permission.

You can apply online through the Planning Portal.

There is a fee - use the Planning Portal fee calculator to find out how much you'll need to pay or download their Guide to Fees for Planning Applications in England

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