Planning permission is needed for most building work and for
changing property from one use to another. To get permission you
have to make an application to the council. This involves filling
in a form, having plans prepared and paying a fee.
The following are common examples of when you will need to apply
for planning permission:
- You want to make additions or extensions to a flat or
maisonette (including those converted from houses). You do not need
planning permission to carry out internal alterations or work that
does not affect the external appearance of the building.
- You want to divide off part of your house for use as a separate
home (e.g. a self-contained flat or bed-sit). You want to use a
caravan in your garden as a home for someone else. You do not need
planning permission to let one or two rooms to lodgers.
- You want to divide off part of your home for business or
commercial use (e.g. a workshop) or you want to build a parking
place for a commercial vehicle.
- You want to build something that goes against the terms of the
original planning permission for your house (e.g. your house may
have been built with a restriction to stop people putting up fences
in front gardens because it is on an "open plan" estate).
North Lincolnshire Council's Development team can provide
information about all planning permissions in the area.
- The work you want to do might obstruct the view of road
- The work would involve a new or wider access to a trunk or
It is important that you do not go ahead with any building work
before investigating any need for planning permission and building
regulation approval. You may be forced to put things right later.
You may even have to remove an unauthorised building.
Find out if you require planning permission
permitted development enquiry form [PDF(28kb)] and we will
let you know in writing whether or not you require planning
If you are in any doubt about whether you need to apply please
Local Development Control Officer.