Do I need planning permission?
If you are intending to make changes to your home or business you may need to get planning permission first. The information within this section will help you establish whether planning permission is required for various types of common residential and business projects:
Making changes to your home or business
Article 4 Directions
Permitted development rights allow certain building works and changes of use to be carried out without having to make a planning application. An Article 4 Direction removes permitted development rights for a specific property or area, which means a planning application will be required.
It is essential that you establish whether you need planning permission before starting any building work, otherwise enforcement action may be taken against you.
Find a registered architect
You can search for a registered architect to help with your plans on the Architects Registration Board website.