DO I NEED A PLANNING PERMISSION?
In most cases, it is probably not required, as the changes are carried only on the inside of your home. However, in case of individual projects, it might become a necessity. For example, when the plan involves adding an entry point or windows on the front side of the home, digging an entirely new basement, the local council must first provide you with a planning permit.
When you think of expanding your rooms or changing its plan in the future, it is recommended as well to familiarise yourself with planning authority specifics for basement conversions.
Specific regulations apply to a listed building. Before starting any task, it is necessary to acquire planning permission, also in the case of changes not visible from the outside.
It is needed because of such properties, sometimes, are under protection for historical reasons. Remember, that even if you do not require a planning permit, the conducted work must always follow specific regulations. They are a set of rules, which apply to all new living space and guarantee the citizens’ safety.