What Happens If You Do Something Without Planning Permission?

Can you get fined for not having planning permission?

Not according to planning law.

Other than in the case of unauthorised display of advertisements or works to listed buildings, carrying out building works or a change of use without the necessary planning permission is not a criminal act and, initially, not subject to penalties such as fines or imprisonment..

What is outline planning permission?

Applications for outline planning permission seek to establish whether the scale and nature of a proposed development would be acceptable to the local planning authority, before a fully detailed proposal is put forward. This type of planning application allows fewer details about the proposal to be submitted.

How do I stop planning permission expiring?

In order to stop planning lapsing on a site with full planning you can either; Submit a Planning Renewal application – whereby you re-submit the original planning application, at one-quarter of the original fee price.

What is the four year rule?

The ‘4 Year Rule’ allows you to make a formal application for a certificate to determine whether your unauthorised use or development can become lawful through the passage of time — rather than compliance with space standards — and can continue without the need for planning permission.

How close to my boundary can I build a side extension?

Single story extensions to the side of your property to be no more than four meters in height and no wider than half the original size of the property. For those building a double extension on their property, you cannot go closer than seven meters to the boundary.

What can I build without planning permission?

Outbuildings such as sheds, garages, greenhouses and some other structures are also considered to be permitted development. You can build a garage or outbuilding on your property without planning permission as long as it’s of a reasonable size – no higher than 4 metres.

Do I need council approval for a sunroom?

Do I need a council permit for a sunroom? Yes. In most cases, if you plan on building a roofed patio or home extension, you’ll need a permit from your local council.

Can you sell a house without council approval?

Selling without council approval Property with an unapproved structure can be difficult to sell. A prospective buyer may decide not to proceed with the sale because they don’t want to take on the risk, so the property remains on the market.

How many objections do you need to stop planning permission?

However, generally speaking 5 – 10 good objections are often enough to get an application ‘called in’ to a committee meeting for councillors to decide (although this does differ between local authorities).

Can I put a kitchen in a conservatory?

Conservatories get lots of light, which is ideal for a kitchen – although you will need to possibly consider utilising solar control glazing to help reduce heat build-up in warmer weather. It makes the room a much more pleasant environment, one you will want to spend time in even when you’re not cooking meals.

Is demolition considered development?

Demolition of development may be carried out as exempt development if it relates to a low impact minor building or structure that could be constructed or installed under the State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008 (the State Policy).

What happens if I don’t have planning permission?

If you do require planning permission but you proceed without it, you will have committed a planning breach. In the event of a planning breach, you will need to submit a retrospective application to the local council. If this is successful, you will not need to take any further action.

How long can you go without planning permission?

4 years’THE 4 YEAR RULE’ applies to building, engineering or other works which have taken place without the benefit of planning permission, and that have remained unchallenged by enforcement action for 4 years or more.

What constitutes a start of planning permission?

Commencing development means undertaking some limited works on site to commence a planning permission and thus keep it alive. The works must be done within the time period expressed on the permission.

What happens if you don’t have Council approval?

If you are building in NSW without planning approval or have differed from what has been approved, the chances that you will not be able to obtain an Occupation Certificate (OC) are high; and without one, your building activity is considered an offence under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EP&A Act) …

How high can Sheds be UK?

2.5 metresMaximum height of 2.5 metres in the case of a building, enclosure or container within two metres of a boundary of the curtilage of the dwellinghouse. No verandas, balconies or raised platforms (a platform must not exceed 0.3 metres in height)

How do I get retrospective planning permission?

If you have made a change to your property that requires planning permission and you have not had approval, a local authority can request that you submit a retrospective planning application for the work that you have already carried out.

How long is a planning permission valid for?

three yearsBy law, any planning permission granted expires after a certain period. Generally, unless your permission says otherwise, you have three years from the date it’s granted to begin the development. If you haven’t started work by then, you will probably need to reapply.