Planning for businesses
For most new building work, changes of use, adverts or work on listed buildings, you will need permission from us.
Depending on the work you're doing you might need to get planning permission or building regulation approval, or both. If you go ahead without permission or approval, you might end up having to put things back to how they were.
Discussing your ideas
If you want to talk about an idea or are just unsure, please contact us.
We work with businesses to achieve the right balance between preserving and enhancing the special historic character and qualities of the city and encouraging a vibrant and successful economy.
We also deal with enforcement when works are carried out without permission.
Whilst we do take action to deal with the worst breaches of planning control, we also work with developers to find solutions and to prevent breaches in the first place. If you are ever in doubt, please contact us first.
Building Control looks to ensure that new development adheres to the Building Regulations.