Planning permission

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Planning permission is required for all building, engineering or mining works or a change of use of a building or land unless the works are permitted development within the planning legislation. 

1. Check if planning permission is needed

New buildings, major alterations, enlargement of existing buildings and changes in use of buildings and land normally require planning permission but there are exceptions.

Check the Planning Portal's interactive house

Check the Planning Portal's interactive terrace

Permitted development

Permitted development describes building works that do not need planning permission and regulations are different in England and Wales.

Permitted development regulations are complex and you are advised to submit the householder pre-application form (pdf) with details of any proposed development before work starts.

Any advice given by the planning section represents an officer’s informal opinion based on the detail that you have provided and is not legally binding on the council. 

You are strongly advised to apply for a Certificate of Lawfulness, a legally binding document confirming that planning permission is not required.

Before starting any works you are obliged to ensure that you have all necessary permissions as unauthorised development carried out without planning permission will be liable to enforcement action. 

Read the Welsh Government's guidance on permitted development

2. Pre-application advice

3. Apply for planning permission  

Contact

Contact planning services at Newport City Council.