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Planning and building standards

Work that doesn't need planning permission

Some small building work might not need planning permission. This is known as permitted development.

Examples include:

  • small front porches
  • some extensions or conservatories
  • satellite dishes
  • replacement windows and doors
  • dormer windows at the rear of building
  • detached garages and sheds

You don't have permitted development rights if you live in a conservation area. Even small changes or developments might need planning permission.

Certificate of lawfulness

You can apply for this to confirm if work doesn't need planning permission.

How to apply

Apply on ePlanning Scotland online


Calculate and pay fees


Phone: 0141 577 3001

Related information

pdf icon Permitted development rights guidance note June 2017 [1Mb]

Apply for planning permission

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