Retrospective planning permission

If you’ve had work done on your property without the required permission and committed a planning breach, you'll need to submit a retrospective planning application for the work that you have already carried out.

The planning application will be treated in the usual way, and it does not mean that permission will automatically be granted.

Before you apply for permission, we advise you to read the information on the following pages:

Once you're ready, read the guidance on how to submit a planning application.

If we refuse planning permission we can issue an enforcement notice which means you’ll have to put things back the way they were.

If you believe that your project falls under permitted development and did not require planning permission, you can apply for a lawful development certificate.