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You do not usually need to apply for planning permission for:

  • repairs, maintenance, and minor improvements, such as repainting window and door frames
  • insertion of new windows and doors that are of a similar appearance to those used in the construction of the house (note – a new bay window will be treated as an extension and may require permission)
  • installation of internal secondary glazing.

New roof lights or skylights will not normally require an application for planning permission as long as certain conditions are met (see link below or ‘Roof Window’ for details).

Occasionally, you may need to apply for planning permission for some of these works because your council has made an Article 4 Direction withdrawing permitted development rights. If you live in a listed building, you will need listed building consent for any significant works – internal or external and you should contact your local planning authority before starting work.

Learn more on the Planning Portal.