Apply for a certificate of lawful proposed development

To confirm that your proposed development does not require planning permission, you are strongly advised to apply for a Certificate of Lawful Proposed Development (also known as an 'application for a Lawful Development Certificate for a proposed use or development').

We will check whether your house has permitted development rights and whether the proposal falls within the restrictions of permitted development. We will then issue a legal certificate to say that your proposal does not require planning permission, which you are advised to get before starting any work.

We have 8 weeks to determine a valid certificate application and the fee is £86 for a householder proposal. To get the certificate as quickly as possible, you will need to ensure that all the plans, documents and the fee are correct first time.

For more information on what is required, please see the validation notes for certificates of lawfulness

Most residents prefer to use an agent to make sure that they submit the right information. We cannot recommend agents but will be putting a list of agents who attend our forums on the website shortly.


Planning and Building Control

Please use the details below for all enquiries regarding planning consent and building control, including any change of use or change to the outside appearance.

Address: Civic 1
Station Road

Telephone: 020 8901 2650