Find out if you need planning permission

If you're thinking about extending or altering your home, including work on any of the following, you may need planning permission:

  • outbuildings
  • conservatories
  • patios and decking
  • house extensions
  • flue, chimney or soil and vent pipe
  • fuel tanks
  • garage conversions
  • loft conversions
  • driveways and dropped kerbs
  • paving and front gardens
  • roofs
  • walls and fences

Before you carry out any work, check the links below to the planning portal's interactive house, which gives you advice on some of the common household projects, and whether they need planning permission.

If you're still unsure, you can get free professional advice from one of our planning officers between 9.30am and 1pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday at the Central Library, Wellington House, 36 Wellington Street, Barnsley S70 1WA.

You may also need building regulations approval, you can read more about how to apply for buildings approval here.