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If your property falls within the boundary of the Peak District National Park and you want to make changes to your house or your land, you may need planning permission depending on the nature and scale of the change.
You should always contact us for advice if you want to make changes:
Your house may have permitted development rights attached to it. If it does, you may be able to make minor alterations or extensions to your house without applying for planning permission (provided you meet certain conditions). Sometimes, the permitted development rights on your property may be restricted in order to preserve the characteristics of the local area.
Planning decisions are also affected by a property's planning history. Each case and each property is different, so we give advice on a case-by-case basis. The advice we give to your neighbour may be different to the advice we give you. Because each property is different, we recommend you contact us for advice.
Our householder questionnaire has a set of questions that you can fill in and submit to us. This will help us determine whether you require planning permission or not.
To help you find an answer to your query, we also have a set of commonly asked questions and answers.
In the majority of cases, you will need planning permission to make changes to agricultural land or commercial property.
We recommend that you contact us for advice.
You may be surprised to learn that the following changes could need planning permission:
As a general rule, we recommend you contact us for advice if you intend to: