Permitted Development

Simplifying and speeding up the planning process through the grant of permitted development.


As set out in government guidance, development does not in all instances require a formal planning application to be made for permission to carry out the development. Other forms of planning permission can be automatically granted in a local area with the intent to streamline the planning process and set out the framework for development in an area.

Those intending to carry out the development may still need to submit information to the local planning authority for approval but the benefit of these important planning tools is to provide greater certainty for applicants on the principle of development, thereby aiding investment and confidence in an area.

    To demonstrate how permitted development tools can work effectively we have published research on 10 case study Local Development Orders (LDOs) that cover an impressive range of different development types and scales. This is accompanied by an interactive map of England which highlights all of the LDOs made to date. This research will be supported in January 2019 by the publications of updated technical guidance for key stakeholders on how to bring forward Local Development Orders (LDOs).

    Click on the following link for further information:

    Local Development Orders

    Further guidance on other forms of permitted development can be found in National Planning Policy Guidance and includes the following: