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Your proposed development may be permitted and not require planning consent, to check the criteria for permitted development you can use the national website the Planning Portals interactive house.
We cannot confirm over the phone or via email that planning consent is not required, if you wanted confirmation on this you can apply for a Lawful Development Certificate at www.planningportal.co.uk, this would give you a formal response as to whether your proposed works are lawful and do not requiring planning permission.
Applications submitted via the Planning Portal have a payment option as part of the submission.
If you need to pay an additional fee or have not submitted your application via the Planning Portal you can follow the Make a Planning or Building Control payment link from our Pay page. You will need to select 'Planning' payment type in the left hand column of the page. Then from the drop down box, select the service you require.
Please note: if you do not have a reference number you can use the site address
You can also select from a drop down list the constraints you are wishing to search for
Click onto the site in question, this will then show all planning history and the selected constraints on the site
If you want to view plans in connections with the site click onto show more and then click onto the link
Use the interactive map to view the history on the site, you then need to review the decision notices linked to the applications to see if your rights remain intact
You can purchase these from the Contact centre or from a website called buy a plan, www.buyaplan.co.uk , the site location plan needs to be at a scale of 1:1250 and edge the boundary of the site within a red line, Site Location plans are also known as Ordnance survey (OS) maps
How do I comment on a Planning Application?
Warrington Borough Council do not hold a comprehensive list of use classes for buildings in Warrington, to find out what the last known use class the building has you would need to check the planning history on the site by using our interactive map
You do not necessarily need planning permission to work from home. The key test is whether the overall character of the dwelling will change as a result of the business. If the answer to any of the following questions is ‘yes’, then permission will probably be needed:
Whatever business you carry out from your home, whether it involves a dog grooming business, using part of it as a bed-sit or for ‘bed and breakfast’ accommodation, using a room as your personal office, providing a childminding service, using rooms for hairdressing, dressmaking or music teaching, or using buildings in the garden for repairing cars or storing goods connected with a business – the key test is: is it still mainly a home or has it become business premises?
If you are unsure as to whether you require consent you can apply for a Lawful Development Certificate, this will provide you with confirmation as to whether planning consent is required, visit the planning portal to apply.