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 interactive house, which gives you advice on some of the common household projects and whether they need planning permission.

We offer a pre-application advice service, which we strongly recommend you use before submitting your planning application.

You may also need building regulations approval

We provide a drop-in service at Westgate Plaza One (ground floor reception area), Westgate, Barnsley, S70 2DR every weekday from 9.30am to 1pm. You don't need to make an appointment. The officer can give a basic explanation of the planning process and check any documents, but can't provide pre-application advice on specific projects or proposals. 

The drop in service is suspended until further notice due to COVID-19 (coronavirus). Please do not attend Westgate Plaza as the service won't be available; we'll keep this situation under review.

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For specific advice please use the pre-application advice service.