Do I need planning permission?
Working from home
You don't normally need planning permission to work from home if it doesn't change the overall character of the house as a place to live for example if you are just using a room as an office.
However if you are busy enough that it changes the main purpose of the house from a business, you are likely to need planning permission.
You should think about the following:
- will your home be used mainly as a private home?
- will your business result in a noticeable increase in traffic or people calling at your home?
- will your business involve any activities which would seem out-of-place in a residential area?
- will your business disturb your neighbours at unreasonable hours or create nuisance such as noise or smells?
- Do I need planning permission?
- Minor alterations
- Extensions - single storey
- Extensions - more than one storey
- Decking or raised platforms
- Garden rooms, garages, sheds and greenhouses
- Roof alterations and enlargement
- Solar panels
- Working from home
- Definitions - curtilage, principal elevation and road
- Gates, fences, walls etc (for a house)
- Gates, fences, walls etc (for a flat)
- Forming a driveway or a hard surface in the garden at your house or flat