If you want to make any alterations to your home, first check whether planning permission is needed (see External links and Related Page). From 30th May 2013, new permitted development rights have been introduced for larger single storey rear extensions using a 'Prior Approval Process'.
Form to apply for a larger single storey rear extension
Guidance note to complete the form
Information on how the process works and what you need to provide can be found on the Documents part of the page.
Please note: A recent High Court judgement has found that the advice in the DCLG “Permitted Development for Householders - Technical Guidance” document is incorrect in relation one of the conditions for permitted development roof extensions. The High Court has found that that the 20cm set back should be measured from the closest point of the projecting eaves, which is the intersection with the wall, rather than from the outer edge of the projecting eaves (as advised by the above DCLG Technical Guidance document).
Where to send planning applications
Please send your planning applications to Planning Services, Leonardo Building, 2 Rossington Street, Leeds,
If you need planning permission, use the householder application form for extensions or building a garage. There is a fee of £172 (unless it is fee exempt). You can also use this form if you want to remove a condition that restricts the use of a garage if you are doing other work at the same time. However a higher fee relating to the removal of condition will apply. (If you live in a flat you must use the full planning application form.)
There is a guidance note to help you fill in the form. Guidance on what you need to send with your application, the Householder Design Guide and other useful information is available from the Documents part of the page. We aim to make a decision in 8 weeks and more information about the process and planning appeals are available. Use Public Access to find out how your application is progressing (see Related Pages, Top Tasks or External links - Search for Planning Applications).
Householder Application Form
Householder Guidance Notes
Householder Notice if you do not own all the land
Make an application online
You may also need Building Regulations approval for any building work.
If you live in a listed building you will also need to apply for listed building consent. If you plan to do any work which affects a wall you share with your neighbour or is on the boundary of your shared properties or you will dig within 3 to 6 metres of your neighbours property, you will need to get agreement from your neighbours (Party Wall Act) - see Related Page.