The regulations concerning the need for planning permission for house extensions are very complicated. Please complete the downloadable questionnaire (see listed under the Documents section on the right of this page) if you are unsure whether you require planning permission for householder development.

  • This questionnaire can be completed by anyone who wishes to obtain the informal opinion of the Authority as to whether or not a proposed householder development might require formal planning approval.
  • This questionnaire relates solely to individual residential properties and not to any flats, or properties with a business use.
  • The relevant sections of the form should be completed and a sketch showing the proposed development should be indicated in the space provided on the final sheet.
  • Please ensure all measurements stated are in metric.

The charge for this service is £57.00 (incl. VAT) is payable in advance (we do not invoice).

So that we can ring you to take a card payment please provide a telephone number with your request. We are unable to return paper plans.

Officers cannot give information about whether or not permission is needed without the information asked for on this form. An officer will aim to respond within 2 weeks.

When do I need to apply for Listed Building Consent?

Advice on the need to apply for listed building consent can be obtained by writing to the Planning & Conservation Team, Planning Services, Lewis House, Manvers Street, Bath BA1 1JG. Please provide as much detail as possible, this can include sketch plans and photographs. Charges as above. 

Non-householder development:

Written advice on the need for planning permission for non-householder developments are also charged as above.


Last updated: 9 April 2018

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