SOME THINGS YOU CAN DO WITHOUT PLANNING PERMISSION
Garages can generally be built in your garden or on the land around your house, without the need for planning permission.
However Building Regulations approval is needed for the construction of a garage attached to an existing home, as well as converting a garage into habitable use. Read more here.
Create more useable space in a house with a loft conversion.
If you’re simply converting it to living spaces then planning permission is not needed.
If you’re extending the roof space, then planning permission does apply.
Please check your local authority for guidelines.
You can often extend or add to your house without the need to apply for planning permission, provided you meet a set of limits and conditions.
This criteria applies largely to:
The dimensions of your proposed extension
The position on the house
The proximity to your boundaries
Still not sure? Check out more information here.