Applying and guidance for planning applications

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1. Do I need planning permission?

Most dwellings (excluding flats) have Permitted Development Rights which allow you to do small works without applying for planning permission. However sometimes these have been removed or other restrictions apply.

Follow the link to see if there are any restrictions on your property preventing you from using permitted development rights.

A previous planning permission may also have restrictions eg. preventing the conversion of a garage to living accommodation etc. You can view previous decisions by doing a planning search by address

You may also need to contact Devon Building Control Partnership about Building Regulations Consent for your project.

If your property is listed, you will also need listed building consent for any works.

Click 'Start' to see what can be done under Permitted Development Rights. This will take you to the government website which has common projects and an interactive house. You must have checked (link above) for any restrictions on your property first.

Please see the 'what the customer needs' section at the bottom of this page if you would rather contact us for a paid for written answer or for general duty advice.


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Alternatively you can...

For domestic enquiries you can complete and submit a Permitted Development Enquiry form for Householders for an informal written response. The fee for this service is £30.00

For commercial or other enquires you can complete and submit a Permitted Development Enquiry form for commercial or other development for an informal written response. The fee for this service is £30.00

Both of the above options will only give you an answer as to whether or not planning permission is required.  If you want advice about the likely outcome of any subsequent planning application you will need to submit and pay for pre-application advice

See a duty officer for general verbal advice to Teignbridge residents for householder developments, or impact of neighbouring developments for a maximum of 20 minutes from 1pm to 4.40pm, Monday to Thursday, or 4:10pm Friday.

Submit a formal Certificate of Lawfulness for Proposed Development to receive a formal determination. The fee for this is half the planning fee. You can submit this via the Applying for Planning Permission webpage.