Do you need Planning Permission?
For example, if you wish to install a domestic wind turbine on your property, in most cases, you will require planning permission. If your property is a listed building, and the generator will be fixed to the building, a separate application for Listed Building consent will also be required.
However some projects may not need planning permission because they are permitted development. New rules governing house extensions and commercial changes came into effect on 30th May 2013. See our permitted development rights page.
There may be local circumstances which need to be taken into account and you are advised to check with our pre-application advice service. For example, permitted development rights might have been removed, or your site may be in a conservation area.
Our Conservation Area pages outline what you can and can't do in a conservation area and a list of maps of conservation areas is provided so you can check if your site falls in a conservation area.
We recommend that you look at this Planning Portal page which has interactive house guides and planning and building regulations advice for about 50 common householder projects. The projects include: conservatories, extensions, loft conversions, outbuildings, patios and driveways, porches, windows and windturbines. Some of them have printable miniguides.
After planning permission has been granted (if needed) and before starting the project, you need to consider how the building or extension is constructed and whether it complies with Building Regulations. You may have to submit detailed plans to the Building Control Service for approval. The Planning Portal also has information on other permissions that may be required.
Related Council Information
- North Norfolk Core Strategy document. Development management policies are in chapter 3
- The decision process - see 'how we deal with planning applications and amendments' to find out.
Planning Portal Information
- Building Regulations information & downloadable documents
- How to apply for planning permission
- Greener homes & micro-generation
- Planning Portal FAQs
- Useful tools - plan & map creator to create and purchase a site location plan, carbon calculator, fee calculator, & volume calculator.
Communities and Local Goverment Guides
- Communities and Local Government Guides
- Code for Sustainable Homes: Technical guide (2.54MB) - October 2008
- Creating Better Places to Live - a guide to the planning system in England
- A Farmer's Guide to the Planning System
- A Householder's Guide for the Installation of Antennas including Satellite Television Dishes
- Outdoor Advertisements and Signs - a guide for advertisers
- Planning Permission: A Guide for Business -
- Planning practice guidance for renewable energy
- Planning for Biodiversity and Geological Conservation - a guide to good practice
- Sustainable Construction - good practice guidance
- Good Practice Guide on Planning for Tourism
Information on available grants can be obtained from the Energy Savings Trust
Enforcement Enquiries: 01263 516247 / 516228